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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Both applications are very good and they do make trees. Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground.
I added the ngp file at the end of the post — not sure if exactly the same from the image as I had several tests on my computer, but a close one anyway, enjoy! Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications.
When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best.
Modeling and rendering trees with Arbaro and Blender • Blender 3D Architect
So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook. The above points might not be that accurate and complete. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy.
Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. As always an interesting reading. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:.
Mixing different quality of photo trees in one titorial can give the game away, also having the plane at a wrong angle to the camera or reflected at a wrong angle into windows. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily.
Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison
Any change of sharing the arbafo file? For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground.
Please use the comment arbaroo and help me if I missed some useful point! For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. Tree created in Ngplant.
I think i will go with NGplant. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.
Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass. So there is reason to try 3d trees. 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. It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional. I managed to follow the tutorial, but straying from its exact settings to get a personal image seems more difficult than with the first ones.
For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. I mean any settings you apply it is bound tutofial look more or less like a tree. Hey thanks for a great article. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.