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biebel

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Thanks. for the comments...


BROADLEAF TREE 4


Sketchup file:  BROADLEAFTREE 4

This concludes my effort on assembling a little vegetation collection  .... Thanks for watching and have fun with the models.

The earlier trees now also can be found on 3d warehouse:
here are the links:

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=34af15fa2bf5073ce2ec5524ed185c34&prevstart=0

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=8a86c5eb6e4ce0f1e2ec5524ed185c34&prevstart=0

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=394a8a28320eea32e2ec5524ed185c34&prevstart=0

Cheers,
Biebel




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thank you so much Biebel for going above and behond the call of duty. I solute you!


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"Only God (and Biebel) can make a tree"  You are going crazy with this tree creating! Thanks for all the work they are really some awesome looking trees!


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Thanks stuckon3D and Fella

Actually I am pretty sure that it can be modelled much better and that even more realistic things can be created.....
But I didn't want to spend too much time per tree.
Actually , the parts of the 'tree factory'  can be  improved a lot: more realistic branches, better foliages etc.....The leaf component can also be easily replaced by a different custom version which results in a completely different kind of tree with almost no effort
A lot of possibilities there to create all kinds of tree species or shrubs...

It was really fun to make these things and I appreciate your nice comments.
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Kwistenbiebel

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Thank Chris. This is very nice gift. 

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Nice one....um..you take requests?

If by any chance you stumble upon a weeping willow (I know google has one in it's collection, but it's kinda flimsy) please direct me to it.

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Solo, I would love to....but I already spent a lot of time on these things.
Actually I kind of hoped other people would be inspired by the 'tree factory' method to set up some real cool tree species....

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How long on avarage would you say it took you to build one of your trees?


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Fella,
Once you get the hang of it using the 'tree factory' method a tree is made in less than half an hour.
If you'd really pursue perfection, you can tweak  and ameliorate the 'parts' seperately.
My guess is , if you make a species perfectly (using real photo as reference) it would tak 'some hours' to tweak....But I guess the result would be likewise.

If you download that last tree I made and zoom in to the leafs...you will see I added a real leaf texture to it...

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Wow..that is amazing. You really cant get an idea of how nice the tree is till you look at the model! It is so detailed it makes my computer chug when I try to rotate it..I have to turn off everything and turn it back on when I stop! What is the "dummy" foliage layer for? The tree trunk textures are very cool also!

Great work,  Biebel!

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Thanks for the nice words Fella

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What is the "dummy" foliage layer for? 


I attached a .pdf manual on the tree factory post.(see page 1)
A nice and easy explanantion to get you started....

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WOW.. your trees are fantastic..!
and yep.. my pc do a slow-motion move everytime i try to orbit it
thanks for sharing biebel^^.. thankyou
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Beibel

Mate you have been busy with that old skippy, I originally made the first version back in v3 and I think having only having had a computer for the first time in my life for about a year!

I would have used the follow me tool if it had been available and followed a centre line upon which the branches would have followed for easier wire frame compliation. I might make a V3 soon!

The trick in the second version was that I also spent some time to make the trees work in hidden line mode too by hiding some of the leaf edges so the tree wouldn't turn to black mass. I think this might not be obvious to those editing the leaves!

I'm not sure why your trees are so heavy - my originals can out mostly about sub 400k files?

By the way for the others the dummy is there as a proxy to turn off the tree layer and with the dummy layer on use the proxy to locate, rotate and scale trees without the computer lagging - works well.

One of the quick tips is to make a light tree with the factory then lift and rotate a copy of the component then nestle both copies! Saves too much building.

Here are a few of my favourites! Actually I think all these were made with V1 so the leaves I don't think are components! Bummer! Though others may still like them.

Enjoy all! Now to get myself a copy of podium to do some rendering!

 
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skp GUM_TREE_13.skp (353.78 KB, 480 views)
skp GUM_TREE_16.skp (404.27 KB, 474 views)
skp GUM_TREE_12.skp (151.17 KB, 576 views)

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Actually mate here is a banana palm I made from scratch too that you might like to Podiumise for the guys here!

As you can see looks good in SU too!

Cheers, Richard

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jpeg Palm_1.jpg (76.06 KB, 129 views)

 
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skp BANANA_PALM.skp (377.48 KB, 478 views)

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although i am a year late, THANK YOU biebel for those marvellous trees and for showing us the way to them

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