Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My favorite snow...

Sometimes when it's snowing and dead calm, the snowflakes don't clump or freeze with air bubbles or whatever it is that makes them white rather than transparent, so that you can see countless perfect little hexagonal panes of clear ice falling to the ground. If you're lucky, it's nighttime and you can stand under a streetlight in the glittering cone of reflected light and marvel at the snowflakes landing on your coat.

In Second Life, there are particle generators that emit a stream of snowflakes... they are quite pretty, but typically white snowflakes. Has anyone tried to simulate the clear kind of snowflake?

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