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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Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. Gallery How to… Sitemap About. As always an interesting reading. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different.

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

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. Tutlrial can be scaled and twisted more easily. 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.


Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. I added the ngp file at the end of the post — not sure if exactly the same from the image as Ttutorial had several tests on my computer, but a close one anyway, enjoy!

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison :: Blender Mama

I found this a major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy.

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 only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications. Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree.

Exterior scenesAebaroModelingTrees, grass. Hey thanks for a great article. The above points might not be that accurate and complete.

It is one of the things that moves an architectural rendering from ok to professional. Thanks for tutoial interesting comparison of the free plant generator. For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight. I think i will go with NGplant. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best.


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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. Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground. So for Arbaro seems better to tutoiral leave the generated leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav.

Arbaro – tree generation for povray

For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. Rather unexpectedly I ended up using Ngplant for creating my first tree instead of Arbaro as recommended in the tutorial.

So there is reason to try 3d trees. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:.

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