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Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:18:50 PM »
Very handy and you'll notice that combos can do nice colour variation as they aren't all the same texture. Very well done models even close up
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 05:17:31 AM »
Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Subsequently I learned these don't seem to be to scale, that is if TG size/scale is in meters. I built a road scene to scale to car track widths (right down to 0.8-1inch stones) and such and the grass is super large. Like young tree trunks haha.

Also, where is grass 10 and 6B? Do I have a different pack?
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 05:19:00 AM »
Yes, handy. I didn't even make that, and have to remember which was which. Thanks Bobby.

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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 05:50:58 AM »
Yes, handy. I didn't even make that, and have to remember which was which. Thanks Bobby.

My pleasure, and done as much for my convenience as anything but being a hippie sharing is 2nd nature....
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 05:53:47 AM »
Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Subsequently I learned these don't seem to be to scale, that is if TG size/scale is in meters. I built a road scene to scale to car track widths (right down to 0.8-1inch stones) and such and the grass is super large. Like young tree trunks haha.

Also, where is grass 10 and 6B? Do I have a different pack?

If you need to know what actual size they are I'd load up MrLamppost's grid tgd and load them into that
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 05:57:41 AM »
Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Subsequently I learned these don't seem to be to scale, that is if TG size/scale is in meters. I built a road scene to scale to car track widths (right down to 0.8-1inch stones) and such and the grass is super large. Like young tree trunks haha.

Also, where is grass 10 and 6B? Do I have a different pack?

If you need to know what actual size they are I'd load up MrLamppost's grid tgd and load them into that

Well, is TG scale in meters? IE 1 is 1 meter? That's what I've always been lead to believe. Wonder if that varies with a SSS "Size".
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Well, is TG scale in meters? IE 1 is 1 meter? That's what I've always been lead to believe. Wonder if that varies with a SSS "Size".


I think they were not made to real world scale which is why I suggested using grid.tgd so you can size them and make a note what is real scale for you for each of the clumps...that's what I do any way.
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 05:02:55 PM »

Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Well, is TG scale in meters? IE 1 is 1 meter? That's what I've always been lead to believe. Wonder if that varies with a SSS "Size".


I think they were not made to real world scale which is why I suggested using grid.tgd so you can size them and make a note what is real scale for you for each of the clumps...that's what I do any way.

Hmm that seems to out a damper on world space, altitude, and masking, making them all in accurate when I was always lead TG is the accurate program based meters.

I always thought the guides were for scaling objects not to TG standards to scale.
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 08:14:22 PM »

Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Well, is TG scale in meters? IE 1 is 1 meter? That's what I've always been lead to believe. Wonder if that varies with a SSS "Size".


I think they were not made to real world scale which is why I suggested using grid.tgd so you can size them and make a note what is real scale for you for each of the clumps...that's what I do any way.

Hmm that seems to out a damper on world space, altitude, and masking, making them all in accurate when I was always lead TG is the accurate program based meters.

I always thought the guides were for scaling objects not to TG standards to scale.


Well as I intimated, Ulco's models are most definitely not to TG standards out of the box, but I take them individually with a reference object, usually the free Grand Fir and get a default size, must remember to re-save with the size in the title, and my grasses have been looking pretty natural using 90% Dune Grasses. Any object who's size I'm not sure of I scale to that tree even without the grid because with grass and rocks etc it's a sliding scale in nature for sure.
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 08:30:13 PM »

Thanks for the reference, actually needed this today.

Well, is TG scale in meters? IE 1 is 1 meter? That's what I've always been lead to believe. Wonder if that varies with a SSS "Size".


I think they were not made to real world scale which is why I suggested using grid.tgd so you can size them and make a note what is real scale for you for each of the clumps...that's what I do any way.

Hmm that seems to out a damper on world space, altitude, and masking, making them all in accurate when I was always lead TG is the accurate program based meters.

I always thought the guides were for scaling objects not to TG standards to scale.


Well as I intimated, Ulco's models are most definitely not to TG standards out of the box, but I take them individually with a reference object, usually the free Grand Fir and get a default size, must remember to re-save with the size in the title, and my grasses have been looking pretty natural using 90% Dune Grasses. Any object who's size I'm not sure of I scale to that tree even without the grid because with grass and rocks etc it's a sliding scale in nature for sure.


Good idea on resaving them. I'll do that with the edits to the grass in the gravel road version. I think that's where I got my confusion, I thought Dune would have made them scaled to real-world being alredy TGOs so I was thinking my whole understanding of scales was off.
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 05:46:40 AM »
I probably forgot, as they were ZBrush made. I'll see if I still have the obj's...

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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 04:48:46 PM »
It's not a big issue, just had me confused since I was used to other TGOs scaled to slap in so I was little startled by stalky bush grass dwarfing my road haba
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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2018, 01:25:52 AM »
TG uses meters for pretty much any scale-related aspect. It does not vary with SSS scale or whatever.

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Re: Size Guide for Dune's Free Grasses
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2018, 04:29:26 AM »
TG uses meters for pretty much any scale-related aspect. It does not vary with SSS scale or whatever.

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Thank you for that confirmation Oshyan, that puts a lot more confidence in what I'm doing. Especially when the name is a bit different; scale, size, area length
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