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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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Arbaro – tree generation for povray

I think i will go with NGplant. Sometimes abaro bit of postprocessing helps but then you feel tempted to put the trees directly in Gimp and stop bothering about having them in Blender. Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point! Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground.

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

Rather unexpectedly I srbaro up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. Tree created in Ngplant. It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional.


Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings….

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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. Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. 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 only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications.

Arbaro – tree generation for povray

So there is reason to try 3d trees. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. As always an interesting reading. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.

Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy.

The above points might not be that accurate and complete. Hutorial mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree.

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison :: Blender Mama

Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes.


For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. Any change of sharing the ngp file? Mixing different quality of tutoria, 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.

So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. Both applications are very good and they do make trees.

Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass. Hey thanks for a great article. For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches arbao curving into the ground. But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings. Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily.