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How to make a leaf look like it actually fell to the ground

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Mar 19, 2023 Mar 19, 2023

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Using Atlas Scatter to add leaves, but the leaves and the land seem to blend together, which looks fake. They are not separate and independent. How do make the leaves look like separate individuals falling onto the ground?

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Adobe Employee , Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

Hi,

To increase de details you need to work a great resolution, the higher you'll be the better quality you'll have. 

Then you have to tweak not only the "Height Scale" and "Diplacement quality", but also tweak the displacment values in the "Atlas Scatter" filter:

Screenshot 2023-03-20 at 11.20.05.png

Tweak the Height values of the leaves materials too to make them coherent with the material underneath.

Screenshot 2023-03-20 at 11.19.22.png

 

And my personal bonus to add depth is to tweak the Ambient occlusion to have a better "contact shadow" from the leaves using the "

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Mar 19, 2023 Mar 19, 2023

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Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

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This can be corrected with Height and Displacement property of Material.

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Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

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I have also tried adjusting the height displacement, but it seems that the effect is not as good as expected. Perhaps this is the maximum software can do

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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Hi,

To increase de details you need to work a great resolution, the higher you'll be the better quality you'll have. 

Then you have to tweak not only the "Height Scale" and "Diplacement quality", but also tweak the displacment values in the "Atlas Scatter" filter:

Screenshot 2023-03-20 at 11.20.05.png

Tweak the Height values of the leaves materials too to make them coherent with the material underneath.

Screenshot 2023-03-20 at 11.19.22.png

 

And my personal bonus to add depth is to tweak the Ambient occlusion to have a better "contact shadow" from the leaves using the "Brightness/Contrast" filter:

Screenshot 2023-03-20 at 11.20.55.png

Then if you need to go as close as you showed on your screenshot, you might consider make some leaves as 3D meshes.

Thank you.

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Thank you, I learned

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