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Thread: Transforming ordinary roads to seasonal snowy

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    Thanks Deane ! Looking forward to this.
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    The new style snow cover caused me to take a serious look at snow cover. I found that in a lot of the stuff I had it was way too bright. Snow here is slightly grey after a day or two. Adjusting for that reality revealed an interesting new non-snow lighting environment. It really looked like winter without the snow. I had the "beauty of simmer" versus "the depression of winter" attitude. The road forced me to re-examine winter. It can look quite nice.
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    I find it best to view snowy scenes when the sun is low on the horizon. It gives the scene a subdued wintery light with long shadows on the ground and reveals normal-map texture details in the snow that are otherwise wiped out by glare.

    It also helps if the environmental “ambient” colour is a light gray with the RGB dials each set to about the “3 o’clock” position. That’s what I find works in TANE at least. TRS19 will probably need different settings to achieve the same result.


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    Default Seasonal snow covers for paths, sidewalks, platforms etc..

    I've now made a set of seasonal snow cover splines for paths, sidewalks and possibly station platforms that are not, in themselves already seasonal. They complement the snow covers for roads shown earlier in this thread.

    The snow has footprints (shoeprints?) in semi-random patterns, to suggest pedestrian traffic. The spline widths I chose are 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 metre. Obviously, they won't fit every available path exactly, but I hope the "feathered" edges will help and any overhangs or parts not covered can be disguised in some way with vegetation, fences, buildings etc. covering one side.

    These are available on the DLS now;

    <kuid:68213:37381> Snow cover 1.5m path 01
    <kuid:68213:37382> Snow cover 2.5m path 01
    <kuid:68213:37383> Snow cover 3.5m path 01
    <kuid:68213:37384> Snow cover 4.5m path 01
    <kuid:68213:37385> Snow cover 5.5m path 01


    Some pictures showing potential uses;


    Width 1.5m




    Width 2.5m



    Width 3.5m



    Width 4.5m



    Width 5.5m






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    Hey! These look awesome! Well done and thank you sir!
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    awesome textures! already love them...
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    That looks really awesome!

    I wouldn't be out in short sleeves and shorts though it was -15 C last night with a high of 2 C today where I live.
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    Outstanding, Deane. Too bad there isn't some way of "winterizing" the people themselves. Miniskirts and short-sleeved tee shirts don't seem right in three inches of snow. I suppose some sort of scripting tied to the seasons could change the TGA files of a given person so different clothing would be shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    That looks really awesome!

    I wouldn't be out in short sleeves and shorts though it was -15 C last night with a high of 2 C today where I live.

    That is so true. Those Aussie's must be really tough. "We don need no stinking coats ! " I tried digging down in snow to my mailbox in Merrimac, just once wearing shorts. I won't do that again.

    Great job, Deane ! Love the foot prints .
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiBaller View Post
    Outstanding, Deane. Too bad there isn't some way of "winterizing" the people themselves. Miniskirts and short-sleeved tee shirts don't seem right in three inches of snow. I suppose some sort of scripting tied to the seasons could change the TGA files of a given person so different clothing would be shown.

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    Well ya ! They should at least have some wet snow sticking to their bare knee caps.
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    After a winter between -20 and -30C in Montreal, the first Spring day at -5C seemed like summer to me. Even an Aussie weakling like myself came to work in a T-shirt, and I wasn’t the only one!

    Anyway, try to focus on the snow splines, not the people. Just know they were all paid well for the photo shoots and there was hot coffee and donuts in the catering van.
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    Wow, they are wonderful and with footprints too!
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    Wow, those are amazing!
    Thanks for your creations over the years - much appreciated

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    Just a reminder; when placing these splines - remember to make the snowline height less than the terrain you’re working on, otherwise you won’t see them!

    And they never show up in Surveyor’s little asset selection preview window. It always tries to display the non-snowy mesh, which of course, is invisible. I’ve tried some config tricks but cannot make it show a visible mesh in that preview window. It’s bound to cause confusion but I can’t do much about it.


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    Thumbs up

    What impressive results with the Snow Footprints, they look perfect.

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