Vegetation software? (and hello)

LooniperLooniper Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in New Users

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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  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    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... :)

  • TotteTotte Posts: 6,897
    edited August 2013

    If you have an iPad, check out ThreeSketch (free).

    Post edited by Totte on
  • RarethRareth Posts: 1,457
    edited December 1969

    the folks that do Tree Sketch also have plant modeling apps for other platforms

    http://algorithmicbotany.org/virtual_laboratory/

  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,357
    edited August 2013

    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)

    Post edited by JaguarElla on
  • LooniperLooniper Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    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 ;) )

    I may have to break down and buy SpeedTree.

  • dhtappdhtapp Posts: 247
    edited December 1969

    Looniper said:

    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.

  • CyberDogCyberDog Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    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

  • TotteTotte Posts: 6,897
    edited December 1969

    CyberDog said:
    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 ;-)

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