A torus-knot with VRayDisplacmentMod modifier (light cache & irradiance map with 2 vray area lights)
The shader is simply just a VRayMat, with a grass map in the diffuse slot. Then I applied the VRayDisplacementMod modifier to the object. I instanced the image map from the shader into the displacement modifier.
• For something like grass it’s very important to use 2D mapping rather 3D mapping.
• I instanced the image map from the shader into the Texmap.
• I changed the amount to 4” to have taller grass blades.
• I increased the resolution to 2048 for better quality.
Voila, beautiful grass!
(notice the render times)