The sentiments towards the thatch production chain seem to be universally positive both here and over at BL, so I'll get working on that
Wow! Reeds are impressive! Maybe even too much. They are so thick and bright. But already very beautiful! And if I see right, you added some spikes to grass too, very nice.
"for example ... wild cereals from grasses" - I like that idea! I wanted to suggest it, but wasn't sure and wanted to test more. That will give more interesting options for grass use.
I am still fiddling a bit with the texture and the AO on them, they need to be bright enough for the decolouring in winter to give the right effect, but that makes them way too bright in summer. I tried to correct this with the AO, as it does not influence the decolouring, but then they become way too dark if it rains. I'll just need to find the right balance
Well spotted about the grasses! I'm just playing around a bit with some variants for those, as I felt that the meadows were still a bit boring.
Yeah, they look nice...
Interesting, here we are again with possible regional differences - to me they look like cat tails (Typha), which around here are not really used for thatching... the reed we use for thatching has a more feathery look (almost like a grain, wheat or such...
Can you tell a little more about the plant your reed model is based on? Just curious...
You are quite right, these are Typha indeed! This is one of the reasons why I want to introduce the production chain, not all types of grasses and reeds are used for thatching. I will ofcourse include some variants that are used for thatching
, but I don't want to make separate resources out of each of them.
i figured they were cattails.as to the use i would leave the reeds as reeds,so it won't disrupt CC then. we could try bringing similar mods from the CC dock set to WOB.if you change thatch to grass,do realize you start other mods. you are warned. grass=fodder=livestock feed.that will have many requests for additional mods. to me that idea does make sence.did you decide to release the berry as a individual mod or going to keep designing and then just release a larger mod set?
Yes I will make sure that the reeds are compatible with CC if possible, to avoid getting double resources. I asked RedKetchup about his grasses too, to see if I can make the grassbundles compatible to his mod as well.
I'm indeed going to keep working, and then release everything as an update to Natural Diversity
. Ofcourse there might be some things that won't make the final cut if I don't feel quite happy about it, but I'm quite sure that the berries will be included