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

Modeling for Architecture

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 tutoeial wrong angle into windows.

Hey thanks for a great article. As always an interesting reading. 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. I think i will go with NGplant. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison.


Arbaro – tree generation for povray

Any change of sharing the ngp file? Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. Both applications are very good and they do make trees. But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for tytorial with the settings.

For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so.

For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.

Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav. Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily.

I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook. It is one of the things ttorial moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. So there is reason to try 3d trees.

Modeling and rendering trees with Arbaro and Blender • Blender 3D Architect

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. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree. 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.


I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground. Tree created in Ngplant. Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass. Gallery How to… Sitemap About.

Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial. Please use the comment section and help arvaro if I missed some useful point! Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:.