If a tree LOD does not match the full model, the wrong billboard dds/txt is installed for that full model tree - or there simply is no better billboard dds/txt available. It really is that straight forward.
The txt file defines the size among other things. For example, if you selected the "large" option of EVT when you installed the full models, you also need to select the "large" option when installing its billboards from the "billboard generator" archive.
Works for me without problem in the tests.
You're right. It should be a straight forward process but for some reason that hasn't been the case for me. I understand tree LODs have to match the full model or they won't look right. If I installed a tree mod like EVT/SSBT and used vanilla billboards, the size/color of the generated LODs would be all wrong. I get that. But that's the thing - pine trees everywhere else in my game have matching LODs so the correct billboards are indeed being used.
Its just the pine LODs generated for these two mods that are the problem. And they don't even have their own billboards, correct? Your rules and whichever billboards are installed are used to generate LODs for these mod, right?
Anyway, I re-installed EVT with simply the large, lush trees options and nothing else. Installed the corresponding large, lush billboards. Same issue. Switched over to SSBT and its billboards. Still no luck. Here are half a dozen screenshots I took (first 4 are with EVT and the other 2 are with SSBT):
Check the size/color difference between the pine tree LODs inside Whiterun generated for Pines of Whiterun compared to the rest of the properly generated ones all around it.
Edited by XenolithicYardZone, 01 October 2017 - 01:52 PM.