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some Holly, River Birch, and Black eyed Susans.

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Very nice!

I've had cause to experiment with some neat massed planting with the 3d vegetation and our Nudge plugin. I tried to create a Piet Oudolf type effect. I'll try and remember to post an image when I get to the office later...

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Was the blur made in PS? and also the bloom effect? I like it!
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DOF blur was made in photoshop using lens blur. I created an all white version of the model and then added fog so that I could get the alpha channel to work with. Lens blur then uses the mask to generate blur. Since the channel taken from this image increases in blackness as you go further back into the scene, lens blur generates a corresponding level of blurriness which gives a fairly accurately depiction of an actual shallow DOF. Very similar to the fog tutorial. In fact, I used this same image to generate the fog or haze as I like to call it. 

I'm not sure what you mean when you say bloom effect. I did add a little vignetting and grain and then softened the image a tiny amount. Other than the usual exposure adjustments... that's it. 

I don't use the monochrome setting in the model because anything with a transparent alpha channel shows up solid. So leaves would be squares, and the method won't work. So I push each texture file individually all the way to white.

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I need to try that DOF technique soon!!!, thanks for sharing!
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cool! it works! 
now that I think about it I do know what you are referring to when you mention bloom effect and no I did not intentionally set out to do that. I think the haze or ambient fog, along with the tiny bit of softening is what makes the image look that way. 

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I, also, was just wondering if there was a way to do this last week when I say the student accommodation renderings. Thanks for the tip and detailed writeup! you should put this in the tip section as well!
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