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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I think i will go with NGplant. For now I can make a quick Arbaro Ngplant comparison. Then to get a certain result you must fiddle for ages with the settings…. Both applications are very good and they do make trees. Arbaro and Ngplant comparison By voanav.

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Shadows might feel wrong or the intersection with the ground. Blender has an import feature now called Image to planes that make inserting trees this way very easy. 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!

I found this tktorial major setback — after I got some leafless trees and some branches weirdly curving into the ground.

Gallery How to… Sitemap About. Tree created in Ngplant.

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Modeling and rendering trees with Arbaro and Blender • Blender 3D Architect

Branches can be scaled and twisted more easily. Subscribe Subscribe via RSS. Please use the comment section and help me if I missed some useful point! But then to get a tutoorial result you must fiddle for ages with the settings.

Trees: Arbaro and Ngplant comparison

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.

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

Hey thanks for a great arvaro. 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. The above points might not be that accurate and complete.

For small light trees they might work in the scene directly. I only fiddled for a couple of days with the applications.

When you change the random seed you can see the results and choose what looks best. Or you can make your own custom hires collection of cut-trees with whatever light and variations you need. For the rocks and grass the recipes were rather straight.

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As always an interesting reading. The tree week in Nature Academy is a bit different. Until now I have used cut trees with alpha channel, mapped on planes. Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator.


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. It is one of the things that agbaro an architectural rendering from ok to professional. So for Arbaro seems better to just leave the tugorial leaf shape alone, from a distance it looks well but in closeups less so.

So there is reason to try 3d trees. Hi, Thanks for the interesting comparison of the free plant generator. Back to my tree, here is a ngplant screenshot and some highlighted settings:. Any change of sharing the ngp file?

Social BlenderMama Find me on Facebook. I mean any settings you apply it is bound to look more or less like a tree. Exterior scenesLibraryModelingTrees, grass.