A how to on creating m.clutter assets where the lowest LOD fades out. This isn’t a crossfade tutorial video (the more complex method that provides fades at every LOD level). In this (simple method) tutorial the higher LODs still use the pop in/out transition, only the last LOD fades out. This is the simplest method for clutter.
The video goes through the mesh creation process in 3DS Max, the metadata.txt creation and also the setup of clutter effect layers for the upcoming Trainz release.
We will cover clutter crossfade lod transitions in another tutorial. m.clutter http://online.ts2009.com/mediaWiki/index.php/M.clutter
Clutter Effect Layers http://online.ts2009.com/mediaWiki/index.php/Clutter_Effect_Layer