Filip | 4 years ago | 10 comments | 9 likes | 1,850 views
I fooled around with Tree it and found out: You can create new trees and plants.
It costs a lot of time but I creates a cactus an a Boabab.
See for yourself in this show.
You can download the show here:
Nice work Filip..Geat cactus!
vincent, 4 years ago
I too have been having some fun with TreeIt.
But I just wish there was a way to include the
animation that TreeIt has, and cross it over
to BT. That would be mind blowing.
I have done it with an AVI file and green screen but then the
3D aspect is lost.
SMSgtRod, 4 years ago
You can only use the wind effect in 3D with Speedtree.
Jeep35, 4 years ago
Game engines like Unreal and Unity can do it, and in the link is a approach on who it would work with Directx, maybe Michiel can have a look at it.
It is a complex undertaking, especially when you import a (converted) model like a .x model (mesh) because it has lost a lot of information like how many branches this tree has. Here is an example in Blufftitler with DancingFool.cfx to mess with the mesh: outerspace-software.com...
What makes a swaying tree believable? It is the foliage moving independently by the wind. To have leaves to a tree that move independently from the branches you would have to add them as particles in a few layers and give each layer different settings to come even close in Blufftitler. The problem however is when you do that, the leaves don't keep attached to the branches!
But even in games where the environment is build from scratch we don't see realistic movement of trees all the time.
komies, 4 years ago
@komies.... if the leaves are done as particles, the tree would look normal as far
as the leaf/branch relationship at the normal viewing distances and angles
we use in BT. Don't you think?
SMSgtRod, 4 years ago
I advise you to use the Special\Vegetation effect. Play around with it and you'll be amazed how well it can make your trees wave in the wind, especially with multiple trees and by key framing its properties.
michiel, 4 years ago
Thnx you all for the discussion and thnx Michiel for the tip.
Filip, 4 years ago
Sma, 4 years ago
Fillip ..love it...
Dani, 4 years ago
Looks great, Filip!
I've also been experimenting with Tree It. But my results didn't look as good as yours.
Ulli, 4 years ago