How about creating a snowy landscape with the add-on “SnowFX”?
It can be used in a variety of ways, such as reflecting it in a STYLY scene, or changing the color to apply it as a material that is slightly different from snow.
In this article, I will show you how to use and arrange SnowFX.
Download and install SnowFX
Download it from this page.
After the zip download is complete, switch to “Preferences” from the icon at the top of the screen and install.
Click “Install”, and select “SnowFX_v1.zip” from another window.
Click “Install Add-on” to install.
After it is installed successfully, check the box and you are ready to go.
Go back to the 3D viewport and select the object you want to make snow on in object mode.
You will see a SnowFX tab on the right side of the screen, click the Add Snow button and then the Paint button.
Trace the area where you want the snow to appear, and the snow will appear.
You can adjust the amount of snow with Snow Scale.
Click “Press ESC to exit” to reset.
Clicking “Apply Snow” will deform the snow to follow the shape of the object and reflect it.
The menu items will also change, allowing you to make more detailed settings.
If you get an error, click the “Esc” key to switch to edit mode and check the “Scene Collection” in the upper right corner.
Click the ▼ button of the object that uses SnowFX, and select the mark in the SFX_Snow item (red frame in the image) to proceed to the detailed settings.
“Height Editor” is a function to add more snow on top of the snow that has just been added.
The amount of snow can be increased with “Strength”.
“Add Layer” is a function to add the upper part of the piled snow.
Thickness can be used to add thickness, while Melting can be used to represent freshly piled or melting snow.
You can select multiple snowflakes and combine them naturally with “Combine Snow”.
Arrange (Strawberry Chocolate)
Let’s try to create something other than snow with this add-on.
Using this CG model, I set the snow to brown and added chocolate.
Download the model from Free download.
If you want to use SnowFX on more than one model, apply it with “Apply Snow”, click “Remove Snow System”, and then “Add Snow” again.
When you are done, click the “New” button in the material properties with the added snow selected to create a new material.
Then adjust the following values
- Change the Base Color to brown
- Change Specular
- Change the Roughness
You can make more than just snow in a short time by just changing the colors and materials, so try it out!
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