Another tutorial about how to create trees with Blender, but this time us how to use the free tool Arbaro to generate the 3d mesh for the tree. In this tutorial, Thomas Schlögl shows us how to create a realistic tree in Blender by using the free software “Arbaro”.

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Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need.

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Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point! Both applications are very good and they do make trees.

Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily. So there is reason to try 3d trees.

The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. The above points might not be that accurate and complete. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. Hey thanks for a great article. Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass.

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It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to tutoiral. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground.

For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. So for Arbaro seems better tutrial just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. I mean any settings you apply it tutorual bound to look more or less like a tree. Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. Mixing different quality of photo trees in one render can give the game away, also having the plane at a wrong angle to the camera or reflected at a wrong angle into windows.

As always an interesting reading. I think i will go with NGplant. I added the ngp file at the end of the post — not sure if exactly the same from the image as I had several tutofial on my computer, but a close one anyway, enjoy!

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison :: Blender Mama

But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. Tree created in Ngplant. I found this a arbaroo setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground.


Any change of sharing the ngp file?

When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial. Sometimes a bit of postprocessing helps but then you feel tempted to put the trees directly in Gimp and stop bothering about having them in Blender.

Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy. I managed to follow the tutorial, but straying from its exact settings to get a personal image seems more difficult than with tutoria, first ones. Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook.