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Posted: 02 August 2013 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Back from a much-too-long absence, and starting with a question.

What software do You use for creating vegetation in your works?

I know there is always SpeedTree but that isn’t really in the price range I’m hoping for..
I have Max, Maya and Lightwave (older versions, to about 2009/2010 but they work fine) but manually modelling trees gets tiresome quickly.

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Posted: 02 August 2013 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Umm.. I personally use the PA’s that make them and then Buy the sets I like. I do not have anything close to the time or Skill needed to model my own plants… smile

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Posted: 03 August 2013 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If you have an iPad, check out ThreeSketch (free).

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Posted: 03 August 2013 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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the folks that do Tree Sketch also have plant modeling apps for other platforms

http://algorithmicbotany.org/virtual_laboratory/

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Posted: 03 August 2013 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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thx for the link Rareth
I was p%#sed treesketch iPad only being a droidie but this looks fun
Tree D another cool app as is ivy generator
http://www.frecle.net/?show=treed.about
http://graphics.uni-konstanz.de/~luft/ivy_generator/
also Xfrog has a lot of freebies
all those transmapped leaves can get replaced with new renders of your own leaves too, (png with transparency in Poser and Carrara, an opacity mask in studio)

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Posted: 03 August 2013 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I actually caught myself wanting an iPad for a minute there.

TreeSketch is precisely the sort of thing I need, but I don’t have an iPad (I have a pathological aversion to all things Apple wink )

I may have to break down and buy SpeedTree.

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Posted: 03 August 2013 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Looniper - 03 August 2013 02:09 PM

I may have to break down and buy SpeedTree.

I have a presales request for info in with the SpeedTree people as of Friday afternoon. 

I’m wondering if it’s OK to redistribute tree meshes created in their product as a part of another commercial package, for example as landscaping for a DAZ item, or if there’s a limitation on that.  (I went in assuming that anything for resale would have to be generated from scratch, and not just a copy or modification of one of their library objects.) 

Curious to see what their answer will be.

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Posted: 03 August 2013 06:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Tree Sketch will only work in IOS6. I have the original ipad and it wont run on it. I am guessing that means it runs on ipad2

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Posted: 04 August 2013 01:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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CyberDog - 03 August 2013 06:30 PM

Tree Sketch will only work in IOS6. I have the original ipad and it wont run on it. I am guessing that means it runs on ipad2

It does wink

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