Friday, November 25, 2016

New Release: Mesh Terrains & Sky Water

Mesh terrains

I've just released a set of five solid (walkable) mesh terrains. Get demos or the real ones here. They each consist of 16 meshes (size 64x64 meters) and cover the area of one complete region. They can be used as terrain at ground level (like I have on my sim, to mix with regular terrain) or as terrain for additional levels in the sky. Soon we will be able to use a lot more prims on our sims and homesteads because of rising land allowance. Using these mesh terrains i nthe sky might be a great way to use the extra resources, without increasing lag at ground level!



By using the HUD you can easily change the textures from one season to the other (four baked texture sets that match terrain shapes can be chosen) or apply another texture from the HUD. Each mesh can be copied and modified, so ytou will always be able to use your own textures if you wish.

The baked texture sets match perfectly with the ones of the version 6.0 sim surround landscapes. This makes it super easy to get one complete, matching look and feel for your entire surroundings. On top of that, a set of additional terrain textures allows you to texture other land items on your build accordingly. I've added normal maps to the meshes as well, to emphasize natural land forms. Make sure to enable Advanced Lighting to see their effect.




Four of these five mesh terrains already have flat terraces to offer an easy way to build houses. Part of the package is also a set of three mesh terraces that can easily be sunken into the landscape to provide additional flat living space (also modifiable).

Animated sky water

Also, I now have animated, reflective sky water available in my store. It comes in two sizes: 1x1 km, which works well with regular sim surrounds, and 255x255 m, a little bit smaller than the size of one region. Like the mesh terrains, this water uses Advanced Lighting to get the reflective effect.



Demos of both packages are available in my store. Please use them to your advantage!