View Full Version : Does Lightwave work with L Systems?

08-28-2003, 01:29 AM
Does anyone know if LW has or can make use of L Systems to generate structures like trees?

08-28-2003, 01:38 AM
I haven't seen anything that does it inside Lightwave... (There is the mandelbrot shader)...

Then there is xfrog and the xfrog plugin... but that's an import...

Or generate in some other program, save in some format (like Illustrator or whatever) and get it in LW.

Nice little plugin project... ;)

08-28-2003, 01:41 AM
Do check out the Gene plugin and it's derivative, which name I have forgotten... They are use in the Neurons tutorial...

08-28-2003, 02:44 AM
Where does one find this tutorial?

08-28-2003, 02:53 AM
One might always try Flay (http://www.flay.com) ...

I will look it up in a minute as well... ;)

The wonders of memory... CG Focus tutorials (http://www.cgfocus.com/tutorials.cfm) ... first page, three parts.

The technique, combined with others, would help towards creating trees as well...

08-28-2003, 04:01 AM
Thanks for the link, very helpful. What a GREAT plugin. You deserve a medal.

08-28-2003, 09:25 AM
Eki's Mod and PlugPak have some nice features. One of the ModPak is TreeGen. Works pretty well. As far as L-systems there is a free application that does use it and has export capability to LWO , OBj etc. It's called Plant Studio. see at

08-29-2003, 12:54 AM
Thanks for the links

08-29-2003, 01:13 AM
The GENE plugin works very nicely for a free plugin. Hypergrover looks even better, but every time I use it, it causes problems and Windows closes Modeller without warning.

Anyone else had this problem?

Plant studio is also worth taking a look at.

Thanks again to everyone who gave advice

08-29-2003, 05:53 AM
I wonder if it's something to do with what version you're running. I've seen problems that way. Here's another Tree program.

I'm not sure if it's works with 7.5c though. 'c' caused a number of problems with some plugins so I'm not using it.

08-29-2003, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the plugin - I'm actually running LW 7