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Old 16-02-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
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I would need some hints on modeling a tree. I have to create 10 trees, each based on a real photograph. modeling the woodpart isnīt too tricky but adding all the leaves is.

could there be any way to use a vertex selection or something (maybe with mel) to randomly add all the leaves? if someone has allready done something like that and discovered a good workflow or knows a tool or script plz let me know.

info: those trees will be used for a realtime renderer, so bump and normal maps will be included.
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Default Re: tree modeling

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I would need some hints on modeling a tree. I have to create 10 trees, each based on a real photograph. modeling the woodpart isnīt too tricky but adding all the leaves is.

could there be any way to use a vertex selection or something (maybe with mel) to randomly add all the leaves? if someone has allready done something like that and discovered a good workflow or knows a tool or script plz let me know.

info: those trees will be used for a realtime renderer, so bump and normal maps will be included.
MMM, maybe this answer isn`t weird, but, you can use the Veu Xtreme software to made hyper-realistic lands (trees are awesome) with Maya`s link, also can export the object with its respective textures (bump included) or simple, use paint efects
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did you mean VUE d'Esprit? paint effects is not very helpful cause I must have full control over shape. Iīll try VUE tho, in case there arenīt just presets but creation tools for the trees that would be great. thx for info!
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There are plugins that allow you to create trees automatically and edit their parameters at highend3d.com called the tree plugi. I doubt you could model trees as no two are the same, especially with leaf arrangements.
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Paint effects are nice because you can convert them into polygons and what not and use them/play with textures. It's good stuff!

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