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Why do grass textures just never look good?

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No amount of tweaking or work makes a grass texture look good in an environment. People always use polygon grass.


Why is it that environments with grass textures instead of polygon grass look like shit?
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Pic related, a grass picture I took
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because grass textures lack depth, obviously.
Same reason everyone thinks low polygon hair looks like shit.
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>>501174
Because you're expecting it to have some sort of depth but really it is just a 2D image end you end up disappointed.
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use earth texture and redo the parts where green areas should be

used bushes and grass ontop but not too much
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Your eye is trained to pick up subtle details which would be too costly to replicate in real time 3d. It's not impossible to make a satisfyingly convincing grassy dirt but it's just no worth the resources
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>>501174>>501179
It comes down to style as well. Graphically trying to represent hair in low-poly will look shit unless you are working on something that will only be seen from one perspective.

With stylised representations you can get away with a lot more. Look at LoZ windwaker.Grass looks fine in most circumstances even without normal mapping.
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