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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I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. So there is reason to try 3d trees. Sometimes a bit of postprocessing helps but then you feel tempted to put the trees directly adbaro Gimp and stop bothering about having them in Blender. Hi, 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.

Or you can make your own custom hires collection tuforial cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. Any change of sharing the ngp file? I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. I futorial the ngp file at the end of the tjtorial — not sure if exactly the same from the image as I had several tests on my computer, but a close one anyway, enjoy!


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.

Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. Both applications are very good and they do make trees.

Arbaro – tree generation for povray

It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. 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. But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings.

As always an interesting reading. Hey thanks for a great article. I think i will go with NGplant. The above points might not be that accurate and complete. Exterior abraroLibraryModelingTrees, grass. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison.

Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial.


Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison

Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground.

Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different.

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison :: Blender Mama

Arbato created in Ngplant. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. Gallery How to… Sitemap About.

Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful arbato So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so.

When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best. Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav. I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree.