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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Mixing different quality of photo trees in one render tutorila give the game away, also having the plane at a wrong angle to the camera or reflected at a wrong angle into windows.

Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily.

For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. For small light trees they might work in the scene directly.

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison :: Blender Mama

So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape tutoroal, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree. I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. Back to my tutorisl, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:.


Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison

So there is reason to try 3d trees. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings. Any change of sharing the ngp file?

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As always an interesting reading. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav.

Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point! Both applications are very good and they do make trees. I think i will go with NGplant. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. 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! 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.

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Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best.

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Or you can make your own custom hires collection rutorial cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional.


The above points might tutoral be that accurate and complete. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground.

Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass.

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. Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial. Tree created in Ngplant. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy.

Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.