Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Silver Spruce
Assets: Tree
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Feb 6, 2021 @ 3:47pm
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Silver Spruce

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The Tree

This is a genericized version of common North American spruce varieties, including the White Spruce, Engelmann (Silver) Spruce, and Colorado Blue Spruce. Together, these iconic boreal species cover wide tracks of the cold and mountainous north.

I'll release another pack in the future representing the (much) taller mature Sitka Spruce, but these are suitable as young Sitkas as well.


I haven't been on top of asset creation lately for a number of reasons, so I picked these trees as a "quick and easy" way to help me warm up a bit again. These were firmly inside my comfort zone and came together pretty fast.


I split this release into three packs based on color. You can find spruce trees ranging from deep green to bright blue, and I wanted to capture some of this spectrum, but the real color distribution is a lot more nuanced then I made it seem. Species, age, nutrition, and other factors all seem to play a role in the color of a specific tree; but to keep things simple, I just eyeballed a color for each pack. You can mix and match them as desired.

Each pack contains identical models, only the color is different.

White Spruce - The most "yellow" pack.
Silver Spruce - A middle blue-green.
Blue Spruce - The most "blue" pack.


- Each pack contains the same 12 models.

- All trees share the same 1024 x 2048 texture set. The diffuse is different between the three colors, but the other textures remain identical. The Loading Screen Mod should eliminate the vast majority of functional RAM requirement for these packs.

- These top out at 616 tris, making them some of my lowest-tri trees. Keep in mind that they're also smaller than many conifers so packing them in dense may have a performance impact.

- Tree LOD Fix is critical as always.

- I recommend using the Tree Movement Control mod to reduce sway, which can eliminate sway on LODs as well, and doubles for random tree rotation.


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PYRO Sep 7, 2021 @ 7:29am 
U make the best trees :)
MatteCosta Feb 13, 2021 @ 5:58am 
Great work, looks amazing!
Greyflame  [author] Feb 11, 2021 @ 9:21am 
@Spence! That means a lot coming from the master of optimized variants, thank YOU!!!
Spence! Feb 7, 2021 @ 6:32pm 
I love all of your nature assets - so many variations AND they're as optimized as can be?!
Thank you for creating them!