In addition to classic textured styles for the map, there are several advanced “Scenic Styles” included: “Scenic”, “Scenic Plus” and “Scenic Plus Alternate 1”. When enabled, the asset will use custom shaders to provide special effects like bump mapping, clouds and water animations.
Scenic style uses textures of up to 2K resolution. This style adds bump mapping and clouds plus simulated cloud shadows effect of the ground.
Scenic Plus uses textures of up to 8K resolution and adds water animation and coast foam. It will also fade the high-resolution texture to a diffused texture when zooming in to prevent excessive pixellation. Scenic Plus is itended to work with viewport with the cloud layer enabled.
Scenic Plus Alternate 1 is a Scenic Plus variant which uses a different texture for the Earth and won’t fade into a blurred texture when you zoom in. Therefore, this shader variant is a bit more efficient than the Scenic Plus.
Scenic Plus styles offer additional visualization options in the inspector that allows you to customize the water level and foam effect.