0:04 If you think back to the earlier step when we added the ground plane component into our model…remember that I mentioned needing physical geometry to apply 3D grass settings to.
0:18 We’re going to do that now by taking advantage of the V-Ray ‘Fur’ feature.
0:25 V-Ray 'Fur' is a super-fast and parametric way to add realistic-looking grass to your render without adding any geometry to the model itself.
0:35 'Fur' can also be used for anything ‘Furry’ like carpet or even hair as well.
0:42 But for this demo, we’ll only use it for our grass.
0:48 Now to actually add the Fur, I'll start by going into the 'Context' group and selecting the ground plane.
0:57 Then I'll find the ‘Fur’ icon in the ‘Geometries’ toolbar.
1:02 And then if I pop over to the ‘Geometries’ tab in the 'Asset Editor'...there I can confirm that it has in fact been added to our scene.
1:12 Just like with our sun, lights, etc….we can toggle the 'Fur' on and off here –
1:19 which is a good thing to note as the 'Fur' will increase our render time.
1:25 If you’re following along at home with me, you may want to just watch this this first step as I just want to do a quick comparison to better show the difference between the ground with and without the ‘Fur’ grass added.
1:39 So bear with me for a moment as I override my materials…and then exclude the ground texture from being overridden.
1:59 This time I’m going to increase my resolution so that I can see the fine details better
2:10 And lastly, I’ll use a render region to show just one side so that I can compare the difference with and without the 'Fur'.
2:28 So once we’re happy with the way it looks during our test rendering stage, it’s a good idea to turn it off until later when we do our final render.
2:39 Another way to tell if, and to what objects 'Fur' might be applied to, is to look closely at your model itself.
2:47 A new bounding box and icon has appeared indicating that 'Fur' is present on this ground group.
2:56 And to make it even more obvious, I’ll just give some depth to my ground plane surface…and now the Fur icon is clearly visible.