Since it’s such a problem doing transparency in deffered, why use transparency for simple “cut out” shapes like flowers, grass since they’re not semi-transparent after all.
Well, reason 1: so that the edge is smooth. However then, I remembered of distance field text. No clue why this hasn’t crossed my mind before.
Thus, I converted my images to distance fields, 128x128 for grass, 64x64 for flowers:
As bonus, added a gradient, + outline for flowers.
As before, fxaa for final finish.
[the tree has been left intact for now]
Next time you’re doing billboards, grass/flowers: don’t forget distance fields are an option.