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  05 May 2007
Snow on a tree

I have what I thought is a simple request but I think not actually. I need to put some snow on some trees in Vue 6. Basically I have a snow scene with some trees that look waaaaaaaay out of place as they need to have snow on their branches and leaves etc.

Does anyone have a technique for this?


  05 May 2007
Since there are no particles in VUe, you have to fake it. You can do this by mixing the leaf mat wit a snow mat, drive the mixing with a nice function. Be sure to use the leaf transmap for the snow material.

Or you could use two trees, hide the 2nd tree trunk ( make it transparent), and colour the leaves white. Again be sure to keep the transmap.
  05 May 2007
Hi Mafx,

The Lush Conifers come with a couple of snow covered trees if you are in a hurry. I attached a quick sample render if you were interested.

I hope to give Bruno's method a try soon. Slowly working through my Vue 6 Revealed book. Functions look very interesting.
  05 May 2007

Thanks a lot for the info.

What's the book like (Vue 6 Revealed) I need to get some more reading done also I think.


  05 May 2007
No probs. I am only at page 87 so far... just started on terrains section, but so far so good.
  05 May 2007
If you are new to Vue, this is a must read.
  05 May 2007
I looked it up and saw a lot of negative comments about it being in B & W and low res images in the book.

Is this correct?

  05 May 2007
Correct it is B&W but I am up to chapter 7 and it is easy to follow so far.
  05 May 2007
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