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3 Mar 2024 07:31:26 EST (-0500)
  Re: nest plants  
From: Josh English
Date: 2 Dec 2023 15:34:19
Message: <656b94cb$1@news.povray.org>
On 11/24/2023 4:09 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Josh English <Jos### [at] joshuarenglishcom> wrote:
> 
>> I guess I gotta ask the basic question.
>>
>> What do you mean by 'billboarded' plants? I thought I understood
>> something about them but in the end, I don't know what that term means.
>>
>> Can you explain?
> 
> You don't actually model the thing in 3D.
> You take an image map and texture a flat shape with it, then point it toward the
> camera.  Just like a billboard.
> 
> It's an illusion that save on modeling and 3D rendering (if it works well)
> 
> - BW
> 
> 
> 

Thanks (belatedly)

I thought that was it but some of the billboard samples I've seen seem 
to be full renders, and I'm very brain muffled and very confused these days.

It's a technique I need to get into, I think, if I want to get some big 
forests in my mead rendered out.

Josh


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