Translucent vs Polycount Discussion [moved]

I’m on windows 10. I’m trying to find out if the kite demo will be available for windows 10. The kite demo assets seem to work but the trees are really troublesome to get into the palette so I can paint them on the landscape. And none of the vegetation seems to be translucent.

I remember reading somewhere that translucent materials where HARDER on the engine than polycount. So lots of vegetation now use more polys rather than translucent materials.

That is indeed correct. A way better detailed leaf with almost no translucent parts is better to use other than a heavy translucent box shaped leaf.

Do you happen to remember where you read that? I think it depends a little on the type of tree you’re making. E.g. for a palm I think this would be totally true.