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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It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional. Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.

Arbaro – tree generation for povray

I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. Until now I have used cut trees with tutoriak channel, mapped on planes.

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! 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.


Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. So there is reason to try 3d trees. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. I think i will go with NGplant. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground.

Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial. Hey thanks for a great article.

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison

Any change of sharing the ngp file? 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. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:. Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point! Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook.

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

Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy.

Tree created in Ngplant. When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav.


But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings. Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily. 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.

Gallery How to… Sitemap About. So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. As always an interesting reading.

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

Both applications are very good and they do make trees. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. Subscribe Subscribe via RSS.