Grassy Field

  • September 26, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: metalix
  • License: CC-BY
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My result from the grass tutorial on the nature academy,

Includes all the grass settings, node setups, background mountain etc.

Does not include the background foliage and textures as I am unsure on the licenses.

Review of the Nature Academy

Animation from this blend is in the first few seconds of my showreel

Be wary this is 20Mb compressed 60Mb or so normal.

and no I'm not "promoting" myself or the nature academy, I simply can't be bothered rendering out just the animation of the grass for an example video.

Let me know if there is any other scenes from my reel you'd like to see on blendswap :D

C&C welcome


  • Jay-Artist profile picture

    Hi Metalix,

    Thanks for releasing this - since Andrew created the old grass tutorial I've been looking for an update for the 2.5 settings and techniques.

    Jay :)

    Edited September 27, 2011
  • metalix profile picture

    Your welcome, yup all in blender, the key to nature in blender is translucency(light shines through object), and area diffuse(global diffuse setting for grass)

    Edited November 22, 2011
  • metalix profile picture

    Now that I know how, about ten minutes to set up plus tweaking. For cartoons use a cloudy texture for the grass plane, with some alpha mapped images of grass bunches in a particle system. this gives it a really cartoony feel. If your just starting check out some beginner tutorials on Blendercookie and Blenderguru, They will fast track your progress :D Blender is a fantastic program, when I started a year ago I could manage little more than "Epic Cubes" lol

    Oh if your learning grass check out my tutorial on cool lens flares I have just uploaded, You might be able to use the effect You can see it here:

    Edited November 22, 2011
  • metalix profile picture

    Your welcome Best of luck with your progress :D

    Edited November 22, 2011
  • metalix profile picture

    @Qzyxya Yes I use a lot of effects from video copilot in my work. and your welcome :D

    Written December 04, 2011
  • Dannyryu profile picture

    This is Epic, Highly Realistic To!

    Written December 12, 2011
  • Gallus profile picture

    @Metalix: If I examine the .blend to see how you do it, but don't actually use any of the file in my project, do I still have to license my project under the CC 3.0 BY license?

    Edited January 03, 2012
  • metalix profile picture

    @Gallus you don't have to credit me even if you use it lol As you are using the technique, not the file you can license as you wish anyway. I'm happy for you to treat this as CC-0 :D

    Edited January 03, 2012
  • Gallus profile picture

    Awesome! Thanks! :D

    Written January 04, 2012
  • nickboy10000 profile picture

    this appears to be a rar file on my pc. how to i put it in blender cuz it wont let me

    Edited January 09, 2012
  • mofx profile picture

    Nickboy, you have to unrar it first, so find a program for you OS and unrar it, then you'll get a .blend file.

    Written January 10, 2012
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  • zelozelos profile picture

    Absolutely awesome! Cant wait to finish mine

    Edited March 15, 2012
  • jafem profile picture

    wow i really love the bloom effects

    Written April 23, 2012
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    Written May 27, 2012
  • Renderman profile picture

    @metalix have you done the desert scene in the nature academy (chapter 11) right now I am really stuck with desert bushes, and the blend of that scene would be a big help. Could you please swap the blendfile of this scene? :)

    Written June 02, 2012
  • metalix profile picture

    Hi, I may upload in the next week if I have time, quite busy atm. However if you log into the nature academy and go to the tutorial, Andrew has a link to his original source file

    Edited June 02, 2012
  • Renderman profile picture

    thanks for the reply! :) I haven't participated in the nature academy, right now it's too expensive for me :( (Sorry forgot to write that.) I am stuck with desert bushes in my own scene, I tried with particle system (Hair) or modelling by hand, and it looked just ugly, so thats why I asked for your blend :)

    Written June 03, 2012
  • UnknownName profile picture

    You are extremely talented.

    Written July 30, 2012
  • ronigavsh profile picture

    WaW!!! Thank you.

    Written September 12, 2012
  • SiljaHrund profile picture

    Hi Andrew. Awesome stuff there! Could you please tell me how to get rid of the mist, just to see how the scene looks like without it? Thanks!

    Written April 21, 2013
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    Written September 28, 2013
  • dspence44 profile picture

    Can someone please help me out? I can't figure out how to append these blends into my blender project! How do you do it to get the entire blend into your project? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! :)

    Written February 17, 2014
  • bxekor profile picture

    Hi Metalix. I need ur help plz respond as fast as possible. I want to add an animated text to this blend but i cant erase the blur that hits the text from the back. E-mail me plz :

    Written July 17, 2014
  • FishDisco profile picture

    This is absolutely STUNNING grass!

    Written June 04, 2015
  • Presotech profile picture

    Am totally speechless right now, all I can say is "Amazing!!!"

    Written September 14, 2016
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  • MegaA1 profile picture

    Can I use this in game please?

    Written August 08, 2017
  • collini profile picture

    very nice,thanks

    Written April 08, 2018
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  • row profile picture

    How do I set it up to make it look like the picture @metalix

    Written January 02, 2021
  • Bjerome profile picture

    The date of the release is 2011. I fear some troubles with outdated technics.

    Blender grows fast.

    Written September 12, 2021
  • coryosborne profile picture

    The angry gran model is awesome, I'm glad I could see it in your post.

    Written August 21, 2023
  • andree23 profile picture

    These resources can provide newcomers with a solid foundation and help them navigate the learning curve more heardle decades effectively. It's amazing how much progress you can make in a short amount of time with the right guidance and practice.

    Written August 24, 2023
  • xenoiaten profile picture

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    Written August 28, 2023
  • kiricowell profile picture

    I hope to be able to read more interesting posts then. Will probably tell all of my friends about how smart you are age of war game

    Written October 19, 2023
  • lilycollins9x profile picture

    The grass guide on slope nature academy seems very comprehensive and informative. I was particularly impressed with the level of detail in the button setup and background mountains. I was also happy to hear that the animation from this combination is included in your slideshow.

    Written November 16, 2023