I'm making a winter scene and there are lots of trees. I need them all to be snow covered, while having some areas still green. So far, the only thing i have found online is this: http://thomas-cairns.com/TreeTutorial.html but it seems like a lot of work and i feel there might be an even easier way..Not to mention i have a lot of trees so baking might not be the best option. Anyone have any ideas how i can pull this off?
Is this something you are looking for?
Conifer trees - mesh - 3DM Snow add-on
Deciduous tree - mesh - select one top face, Select Similar > Normal (Shift+G), Separate > Selected (Ctrl+P), add modifiers Solidify, Remesh, Subsurf, Remesh, Solidify
For anyone in the future who has the same problem as me, I ended up using a node setup to create the snow effect, which with some tweaking was the solution (credit to jeremy from the blender discord for this setup)
If you want to use displacement (HIGHLY SUGGEST TO USE ADAPTIVE SUBDIVISION)
Also, here are some guides i have found useful and also will work as alternatives.
The answer by risingfall: How to add snow to a plant
An addon that could be of use: https://3d-wolf.com/products/snow.html
Was creating semi-low poly trees that were gonna be viewed from a distance and was getting frustrated. glad the node setup worked! it looks 100x better with adaptive subdivision, but for background trees for my scene it wasn't needed.