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Old 05-06-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Hey guys, i'm working on a beginner project with my mate, and my job is to make a couple of different trees.


So i've already made the basic tree shape, next i need to texture and map it, but I don't really know how i should do the leaves, can anyone help me with this?
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And the wireframe...
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I think you know you can make a tree with paint fx then convert to polys............dave
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ofcourse i know you can make trees with paint fx, but I want to make a unique tree. Actually i saw a tutorial explaining how to do it with particles, but at the end you needed a texture with an alpha channel to make it work, and I didn't have any idea where to get one.
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how to create intriciate tree leaves in Maya... don't know if this will help, haven't viewed the video myself but the description sounded useful: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-cr...s-maya-369524/
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hmm i'll take a look. Thanks alot!
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Great resource: http://seek.autodesk.com/search/xfro...s&resetft=true

They have multiple file formats, and you can even search by climate, location, etc. Great for projects where you need some indigenous vegetation.

Also, in the paint effects directory in the Maya app folders, there are alpha-mapped leaf textures as well.
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ooh! This looks helpfull, thanks!
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Thats a bloody beauty ND!!!!!! keep that one bookmarked!!!

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