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JeffrySG
08-30-2011, 10:31 PM
If you have an iPad and have a need for 3d Trees you should check out Treesketch2. It's a very very cool free 3d app for the iPad. The developer has put in some really great features even for a desktop app and it runs great on the iPad.

Check out the videos to see it in use:
http://algorithmicbotany.org/TreeSketch/

app page
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treesketch/id421230117?mt=8

The app exports FBX files so you can import the trees into Lightwave. :):thumbsup:


Thanks to Johan for informing me about this great app. Check out his site for some great lightwave tree examples: http://www.artstorm.net/journal/2011/08/treesketch2-ipad-lightwave-3d/

HenrikSkoglund
08-31-2011, 02:08 AM
OMG!

This looks really, really cool. Finally some really useful apps are showing up. Painting and 3d should really benefit from some of the features an iPad offers.


Thanks for the link.

safetyman
08-31-2011, 06:37 AM
Would it work with an iPod Touch?

JeffrySG
08-31-2011, 08:13 AM
Would it work with an iPod Touch?

I'm pretty sure it's an iPad only app. It does work on the iPad1 and iPad2 though.

stevecullum
08-31-2011, 11:58 AM
This app is awesome!

Downside is no texture ouput with the FBX, but there are UV's so you can still roll your own...

gerry_g
08-31-2011, 02:47 PM
Finally some really useful apps are showing up.

This tree app is something else but I still spend most of my time with my guitar plugged into garage band and my headphones on, the best one's already here for me, never owned so many effects pedals sigh !!

pat-lek
08-31-2011, 04:39 PM
Why it's don"t work on Mac Os X ...

artstorm
09-01-2011, 04:31 AM
This app is indeed awesome. Very cool.
And some kudos to LW's FBX importer are in order, as it was the only one that imported the TreeSketch generated fbx files as-is without having to go through Autodesk's FBX converter first, of the 3D applications I've tried.

One tip on the top of my head. After I've combined the leaves and trunk objects to a single layered .lwo, a merge points with a fixed distance of 0m get rid of the unwelded seam, so the trunk subdivides nicely.

Edit: @stevecullum I do remember reading that the reason that the textures aren't included in the export are that they don't have the license to do that.

UnCommonGrafx
09-03-2011, 11:53 AM
Oh my!

What an amazing app, so fluid.

I wonder what's here, besides touch, that's not on a desktop... Meaning, why aren't some of these uber cool apps available on desktops and elsewhere.

Cool, just the same. Very organic.

UltraViolet
09-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Why those of you who have Ipads are not posting models generated with this for us to use in our renders, that would be cool :D

Philbert
09-03-2011, 08:09 PM
I'm pretty sure it's an iPad only app. It does work on the iPad1 and iPad2 though.

Yeah, it's a shame they only make it for apple tablets.

JeffrySG
09-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Why those of you who have Ipads are not posting models generated with this for us to use in our renders, that would be cool :D

I'd be happy to post a few models. I haven't synced my iPad recently so I haven't been able to access any of the tree models but I'll try to do so this week and post a few models for everyone to look at! :D

stevecullum
09-04-2011, 03:48 PM
I think the reason this has a limited release, is because it was someone's universtiy project. Porting to multiple OS's probably wasn't necessary for the marks...


Why it's don"t work on Mac Os X ...

JeffrySG
09-04-2011, 05:23 PM
Well, here are four trees from Treesketch2. I've included the FBX files as well as a png of each tree. No texture maps. These are the raw original files out of the app.

http://bit.ly/ql2Wx8

The zip file is on my dropbox and I'll probably take it off in a week or two so download it now if you want it. About 18MB.

palpal
09-04-2011, 06:23 PM
I have developed some apps with the corona system developement package and must say it is a shame they as they should also generate a software for pc... when that is said the software do look cool and a splendid app idea! Way to go!

3dworks
09-05-2011, 02:52 PM
Well, here are four trees from Treesketch2. I've included the FBX files as well as a png of each tree. No texture maps. These are the raw original files out of the app.

http://bit.ly/ql2Wx8

The zip file is on my dropbox and I'll probably take it off in a week or two so download it now if you want it. About 18MB.

thanks for sharing - indeed, the model quality is very good. here a fast test with a uv xfrog foliage texture (you need to reverse it) on it. VPR left and a quick and dirty maxwell rendering (automatic conversion) for a look into the details...

will upload the schreenshot again later, please recheck...

JeffrySG
09-05-2011, 03:01 PM
^the render looks great!

3dworks
09-06-2011, 05:30 PM
repost of the maxwell render test (a bit more than one minute):

https://img.skitch.com/20110907-j7d9hx1kcyuk6jmi8ftpye5qdc.jpg

cheers

markus

palpal
09-06-2011, 06:41 PM
nam nam... that looks cool! ...and looks like something one could use... how fun is that... to paint in that app and then export and put it in... that is just fun to do... better day at work... more fun... :D Looks really good to me...

Looks like one could just put on smooth in the surface classic tab and maybe get a better surface on the actual wood or? it looks very devided as it is here... and if one wanted the wood to be more highres, could one just tab the object or does it all get out of place then, not the leaves that is... only tab the wood?

artstorm
09-07-2011, 05:11 AM
Looks like one could just put on smooth in the surface classic tab and maybe get a better surface on the actual wood or? it looks very devided as it is here... and if one wanted the wood to be more highres, could one just tab the object or does it all get out of place then, not the leaves that is... only tab the wood?

Yes, that's a good method me thinks. In a few tests (http://www.artstorm.net/journal/2011/08/treesketch2-ipad-lightwave-3d/) I did to take the trees into LightWave I subdivided the trunk and branches while keeping the leaves as polygons.

UltraViolet
09-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Well, here are four trees from Treesketch2. I've included the FBX files as well as a png of each tree. No texture maps. These are the raw original files out of the app.

http://bit.ly/ql2Wx8

The zip file is on my dropbox and I'll probably take it off in a week or two so download it now if you want it. About 18MB.

Thanks Jeffry, the more the merrier :D