Help with Creating a Realistic Wheat Crop using Particle Effects

So I am currently revamping my first ever showcase, and I wanted to change up the wheat crops that I had made oh so long ago. They were simple and uniform, and I really wanted to create something that just looked higher quality.

Original Wheat Crops

I decided to try and achieve this higher quality and natural look using particle effects, and while that may not be the most realistic approach, I attempted it nonetheless. After tinkering with the properties for a couple hours, I have finally made something that I feel at least resembles what I was going for in some way.

What I would like to know is if this is realistic, and if not, how can it be improved upon. The main problem that I see is it seems too bright, but when I tinker with the LightEmission and LightInfluence I can only seem to get it a darker shade of color. Here is an image of the properties as well for reference.

Explorer View

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Particles on Top

https://gyazo.com/a58a9749ccdbf1328458d50386af49f6

Particles on Bottom

https://gyazo.com/9da3b9c8386395b222d405f3a2652e93

For reference, the particles on the top part of the model have different properties then the particles on the bottom part.

So, to sum it up, what can I do to improve on this, to make it more realistic, and to make it look closer to what I want to achieve? Any feedback is appreciated!

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Use a textured beam instead of particles , they should be a bit more performance friendly than particles

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I like the original ones better, but if the updated ones had maybe a bending effect and not just going straight up I think that could change my mind a bit.

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Make the stalk thinner, and have multiple wheat stalks coming out from different angles

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Particles on wheat? xD What a brilliant idea!

Judging by the fact there’s not wheat with particles in real life, I do not know on this one, however, I would suggest seen as it’s wheat, putting in in a field/group of grains, and then see how it is.

Nice work.

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Agreed, and mabye using blender would help too, as it can be more specific and will be easier to fiddle with. :+1:

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