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      CommentAuthorOlmisery
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    A.
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    Yes I would love more tree lines.
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    I like A but my vote goes for C. I could really use C for a project of mine.
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    I like them all nearly even but my vote is B
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    B
    "the tree lines: do you want to see more of those as well as individual 2d options?" Yes
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      CommentAuthorMrcrolly
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    I like B a lot, the slightly patchy feel to it just seems more realistic tbh.
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    Just to show you guys how serious I am...or how confusing Blender can be when you forget how to use it...I am developing a comprehensive tutorial for myself so that I don't forget how to do this if I take a break from Blender again.

    Part of why I don't get back into model-making is because I tend to lose the fine details that make this program in particular difficult to pick back up again.



    This should help immensely - plus having to write it out like a tutorial is making it easier for me to retain vital shortcuts and functionality.

    If anyone is interested in making good quality, low poly foliage - this will be the document to use!
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    ^Decimate modifier to create LODs of trunk too!
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    Do I do that in the initial stages or at the end of the process?

    Lol I wish there weren't a million steps, haha.
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      CommentAuthorbestdani
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2017 edited
     
    May I just throw in the tree gen Addon?

    It uses curves that you want to transform to meshes (Alt+c) with some rather low poly result, the skin modifier tends to produce more high poly meshes in my opinion since it melts the branches with the trunk. But also the tree gen meshes might require some manual tweaking.
    My tip: Use the decimate modifier, select planar, 180°, all boundaries, and sharp as delimit, then mark every edge as sharp first and choose clear sharp on some edge loops to remove them non destructively from the tree gen result (might also be worth checking that when you stick to the skin modifier).
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2017
     
    @Bestdani - thanks for the suggestion, I've tried it in the past and I just can't get the level of control that I want out of these organic shapes. Skin does produce some wayward faces but I have entire control over once I optimize it manually and then add in my own leaf clusters. At the furthest LOD for the trunk on this current tree I'm producing, it will only be about 170 faces.

    Speaking of:


    This is a tree I hadn't completed before I took a loooooong break last time. It has allowed me to slowly get back all of my texturing knowledge, which I have written down properly this time, haha.

    It's going to be a Lemon-Scented Gum (I kid you not, that is its common name) - a Eucalyptus that is very common in subtropical and arid regions.
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    • CommentAuthorkryptos001
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2017
     
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    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2017
     

    I present...underbrush. Yes....revel at the underbrush......

    It's not the most secksy of the foliage but it is very necessary to create the kind of forest scenes you want.


    Also, Autumn.


    Also also... Winter.
    • CommentAuthorBigbad
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2017
     
    Granted I’m looking at this on my phone, but I first thought those were photos on which you were planning to base upcoming NL2 objects. Bravo!
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2017 edited
     
    I'm taking full credit for your return Mike we missed you
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    Love it
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      CommentAuthorZingo
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2017
     
    Yes! Just what we need! Your the best. Good to have you back for now btw :D
    • CommentAuthorDelay
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2017
     
    That's looking great!
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    Awesome! I can't believe we don't already having stuff like this.
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      CommentAuthorbestdani
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2017
     
    Wonderful! I love them.
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2017
     



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    Why show us real life pictures of shrubs? I want to see results!





    Love it.
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017 edited
     
    Want to test new foliage? (3) lucky peeps (and CodeMaster*) will have the chance to...

    Here's what you'll be getting:


    (3) versions of forest underbrush in 4 seasons.

    Choose a number from 1 - 100. The (3) closest will receive this testing pack.










    *TheElevenMaster is a long-term tester
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      CommentAuthorOlmisery
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017 edited
     
    42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, so that's my number.

    Can't argue with that logic, now can you?
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    well...17 is my guess, i guess
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    • CommentAuthorasianguruu
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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    • CommentAuthorJAKool
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      CommentAuthorParadox
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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    • CommentAuthorBlaseRhine
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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    • CommentAuthorMr. E
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorbestdani
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorTobi
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorKingRCT3
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
    π
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    • CommentAuthorMrRC
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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    • CommentAuthorliamy321
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorGeCoDe
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorUncleArly
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017
     
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    • CommentAuthorDelay
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2017 edited
     
    You can't be less correct than 50, so I'll go with 50.