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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Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. 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. As always an interesting reading. Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. The above points might not be that accurate and complete.

Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground. Both applications are very good and they do make trees. When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best. So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. Any change of sharing the ngp file? Hey thanks for a great article. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.


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

I found this a major setback — after Tutirial got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav.

Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy. I think i will go with NGplant. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some arbato settings:.

So there is reason to try 3d trees. Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial.


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!

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison

Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point!

Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. 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.

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison :: Blender Mama

For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. It is one of the things that moves arabro architectural rendering from ok to professional. Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass. I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree.

Tree created in Ngplant.