Tree billboards added to the Fantasy Adventure Environment
With the intention to make the tree assets better suitable for open landscapes, version 1.0.3 will add billboard LODs. This will allow users to have much more trees in their environments, at a much smaller performance cost.
Billboards will maintain the same wind animation as the actual tree, which makes pop-in less noticeable. Color changes made to the trees, through their Substance material, such as branch or trunk color will automatically be propagated to the billboards. This is to ensure that there is no discrepancy between a tree and its billboard, which would be the case with other solutions.
The Fantasy Adventure Environment is available on the Unity Asset Store.