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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

I always enjoy winter Terrain and Scenery…

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Borathan10 Apr 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

I'm actually unsure about the ice effect, it looks far to white for ice, even with snow drifting over it.

Lonkka1Actual11 Apr 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

Actually the snowy ponds are about the only things, besides the base, here that I think look convincingly the part (minus the edges) for wintery terrain.

Coming from Finland I think I've during the years seen how frozen lakes look like… ;)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend.


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Baranovich Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

It's good snow effects, but yeah I have to agree that they don't look like frozen ponds. They simply look like an area of snow.

They really should have just done the same kind of water effects that you'd do for spring and summer lakes and ponds, but then use the snow flock and winter static grass on the shores as usual.

Generally, if you paint the base of the pond with a deep blue or bluish black color before applying the water effects over it, it will create a really nice cold, frozen water effect.

Lonkka1Actual21 Apr 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

During winter the water on ponds, lakes or sea freezes and forms ice.

After the first time it snows, and it tends to snow during winter, the snow falls on the ice making it effectively look like more or less even, snowy field. Which is not unlike sandy desert field, but white :)

So the effect on the terrain here is pretty much dead on.

Sometimes it does happen that when the snow falls it is cold enough that it isn't sticky and it gets blown by the wind and leaves some areas of ice barren.

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