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Tree/Grass LOD Billboards

Tree LOD billboard textures

LOD billboards are LOD assets required for tree LOD or grass LOD generation.

LOD billboards are diffuse *.DDS textures that show the rendered 3D model from a front view and a *.TXT file with additional information about the width, height etc.

HD LOD billboards are diffuse and normal map *.DDS textures that show the rendered 3D model from a front and a side view. They can only be used with ultra tree LOD and DynDOLOD 3.

The LOD billboards are typically used for a simple 2 plane model crossing like an X if viewed from top.

LOD billboards work the same for any game version and can be interchanged as desired.

All LOD billboards files are in ..\Textures\Terrain\LODGen\*.*.

The billboard path and filename are constructed from the master plugin filename and form ID of the tree base record and the filename of the full model (without .NIF suffix). For example, the billboard files for the tree base record 0006A9E6 defining TreeAspen01.NIF becomes ..\Textures\LODGen\Skyrim.esm\TreeAspen01_0006A9E6.*

Automatically Create LOD Billboards

Use TexGen to generate all required LOD billboards for the current load order automatically.

See the TexGen Configuration for more information, including how to force generation of LOD billboards that were not generated automatically.

3rd Party LOD Billboards

Do not install 3rd party LOD billboards. Use TexGen to generate them.

All LOD billboards files are in ..\Textures\Terrain\LODGen\*.*.

The TexGen output will overwrite 3rd party LOD billboards with the ones it generated automatically. See TexGen Configuration for more information, including how to force generation of LOD billboards that were not generated automatically.

Generating all LOD billboards guaranties that they match the currently installed full models and textures.

While 3rd party LOD Billboards will still generally still work, they are visually inferior and in some cases can cause warning messages or other issues.