Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New 1/4 Sim Corner Parcel Landscapes released

I've released eight off-sim landscapes meant for 1/4 sim (or homestead) corner parcels. The designs correspond to the latest version 6 sim surround landscapes, released in March 2016.

Some of their properties:

  • All textures have normal maps, which means shadows are sharper and lighting is much better with more details;
  • All textures match perfectly with the land forms. Waterlines are horizontal, like they are in the physical world;
  • Waterfalls have a natural shape, have a low-lag type of animation, and have normal maps to make them look 3D;
  • All landscapes have baked texture sets for four seasons (except the Tropical Paradise, which has four scenes instead of seasons). Switching from one to the other is easy by using the HUD;
  • There are more off-sim trees than ever before, as a result of using a billboard technique. As many as 42 trees are shown by one single mega prim. The trees have normal maps as well, which makes them appear fully 3D. The trees are alpha masked, which means they do not cause alpha sorting problems ("alpha glitch"). Pine trees for all seasons and palm trees can be chosen by HUD (not on LITE landscapes);
  • 31 Matching terrain textures are included, for all seasons: perfect to make your sim terrain match the off-sim surroundings;
  • An advanced menu lets you remove all scripts after deploy;
  • They do not obstruct any kind of sitting animation (unscripted sit, multi-sit), nor will they cause spikes of lag on your sim.
Normal maps can only be seen when Advanced Lighting is switched on (Graphics section of your Preferences).

You can purchase the FAT PACK here on the Marketplace. It will be discounted by 50% until (and including) Sunday October 2, 2016.