ugh, I just spent half an hour in the Carrara plant editor with nothing to show for it!
a) I do not exactly know what this tree looks like to start with
(but I might try to get one for my garden!!! I like pine nuts)
b) not sure what all the funny botanically named Carrara parameters mean, randomly moving them just creates weird trees!
post in the Carrara forum, I might do a general one asking users to create new trees and put on Carrara cafe maybe.
Unless you live in a climate similar to Italy, they aren’t going to look much like they do there…unless you deliberately prune it that way. But they will grow in a lot of places outside of Italy. Outside of that climate, they tend to get a more ‘classical’ conifer shape, although a bit more rounded. Some of the pines in this group (stone pines) tend to be low growing, sprawling type trees (more like bushes). None of them are particularly fast growing, though. They can take a long time to start producing cones (pine nuts).
I don’t have Carrara, so I can’t say what its tree editor is like, but I’ve just spent some time playing with Arbaro, the generator in Blender and another one. The stone pine/umbrella pine is not an easy one to reproduce. It doesn’t really follow the ‘rules’ most of the modelers use…namely that a conifer should have that ‘umbrella’ like shape. I could get all sorts of great looking ‘conifers’ but nothing approaching one of these.
The best looking one I found (that didn’t cost well over $100), that wasn’t just a ‘billboard’ was the Xfrog one. So if a true 3d model is needed, then the $40 for the Xfrog one may be the only way to go…I’ll keep trying with various tree generators, but I’m not very optimistic at this point.