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Adam Savage Learns Grass Flocking

Adam Savage Learns Grass Flocking

During a 2020 trip to New Zealand’s famed Wētā Workshop, Adam Savage learned a lot about how they create practical visual effects. Among his experiences was this lesson from Project Supervisor Mona Peters on how to create convincing miniature landscapes by spraying on layers of green flocking with an electrostatic gun.

Super-Realistic Grass

Super-Realistic Grass

Aussie developer Matt Newell is working on an interactive plaything called Lushfoil Photography Sim. Matt’s goal is to envelop players in the most realistic grass, trees, and other environmental elements across detailed landscapes. From the looks of this French Alps demo, we think he’s on the right track. There’s an 8K version here.

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Lawns: Crimes Against the Ground

Lawns: Crimes Against the Ground

(PG-13: Language) Keeping your lawn healthy and well-trimmed is an obsession for many in the US, UK, and Australia. But why is it that we insist on maintaining and manicuring this plant in places where it doesn’t naturally occur? Ordinary Things digs into the history of lawns and explains why they’re totally ridiculous.

Kobo Fresh Cut Grass Candle

Kobo Fresh Cut Grass Candle
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This delightfully fragrant candle combines the scents of freshly-clipped grass with cedar and green banana. It burns for about 60 hours and is made from 100% pure soy wax. Its packaging is also biodegradable and has grass seeds infused into its paper.

Surfing a Grass Wave

Surfing a Grass Wave

This crazy video loop shows what happens when grass grows on top of boggy marsh. Basically, the water forms a large bubble underneath the turf layer, which can actually be ridden like a wave – at least until you fall through it.

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