Pine Forest Pack

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Author: Greyflame

Last revision: 29 Apr at 20:18 UTC (1)

File size: 14.14 MB

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Description:
Introduction

This is a pack of 11 unique pine tree assets, including a variety of ages and densities to create a diverse and dynamic forest.

I licensed the original models through CGTrader, slightly remodeled them, trimmed down the tri count, and recolored them to fit better with the CSL lighting engine.

2020 4 29 Update

* Reduced tris on large trees. Largest went from 1300 down to 950 or so.
* Smaller texture set for 7 of the 11 trees, which should improve frame rates.
* Improved shading on branch billboards. No more weird shadows.
* Snowfall compatible.
* Minimized sway to a more realistic level.
* Bendier branches on dead trees to reduce "pointy cone" look.
* Fixed branch stub textures so they’ll appear properly now.

Note that the workshop screenshots still reflect the older versions. I’ll update them soon.

Features

– Trees 1, 2, 3, and 7 use a 1024 x 512 texture set.
– Trees 4, 5, and 6 use a 512 x 256 texture set.
– Trees 8, 9, 10, and 11 use a separate 512 x 256 texture set.

– The 11 trees share 3 texture sets, so you’ll get a lot of mileage from Loading Screen Mod with this pack. These textures are repeated in other Pine sets of mine.

– Tri counts range from about 950 for the thickest tree down to a few hundred for the smallest.

– These play well with other tall, narrow pines like Mr Maison’s Norway Spruce family or GiometryE’s Fir family.

– Use Forest Brush Mod to get a nice distribution. I recommend turning down the probability of the dead trees to 25% or so, then hand-painting clusters of them near clearings.

– No surprise, Tree LOD Fix is strongly recommended.

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Revisions:

Old revisions of this mod are available below. Click the link to download.