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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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. Both applications are very good and they do make trees.

As always an interesting reading. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground. It is one of the things that tutorlal an architectural rendering from ok to professional. Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings….

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Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. For small light trees they might work in the scene directly.


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The above points might not be that accurate and complete. I think i will go with NGplant.

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I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. Hey thanks for a great article. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy.

Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point! But then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings. 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.

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

Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of tuorial free plant generator. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav. So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. So there is reason to try 3d trees. Any change of sharing the ngp file? I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree.


Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass. For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. 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.

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. Tree created in Ngplant. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications.

Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial.