View Full Version : Recursive Instancing

06-04-2013, 02:16 PM
I was hoping in a future upgrade that instancing could be recursive-- as in instance leaves onto a tree and then instance the tree on a ground plane in which the instanced leaves would be included as to reduce the necessary polygons in a render.

Thank you for your consideration!

06-04-2013, 02:42 PM

06-04-2013, 03:25 PM
woulde be great indeed !!! ..

06-05-2013, 12:26 AM

Third level instancing,
I stopped here, because I got already more than 100000 instances
which is enough on my laptop,
that said I don't think that current parameters of instancers
are optimized for leaves placement,
for some tree species, the leaves must follow the orientation
of the branches, not only their surface normal.


06-05-2013, 08:41 AM
Wait, Denis-- Was that YOUR instance or LW native? If it's LW native-- HOW did you do it? Thanks, Denis! BTW-- I want to thank you SO MUCH for your most excellent plugins! You should be Knighted, Sainted and have a monument built in your honor for all of your heavy lifting! They are invaluable and frequently used by the LW community across the globe!
SINCERELY! Thank you!

06-05-2013, 09:06 AM
...Was that YOUR instance or LW native? ..

An option of DP Instancer with LW native instancing,
works only if the order of objects in the scene is respected,
each object instancer used as Reference for another instancer
must be evaluated before.


06-05-2013, 09:09 AM

and of course thanks to Denis for his awesome plugins, but I do want native instance, instances!

06-05-2013, 10:29 AM
Denis-- do you mean the lowest level should be loaded first? Like-- I have a tree to populate a city block and the city block to populate a city that it should load tree first, city block second then city third?

06-05-2013, 11:39 AM
...it should load tree first, city block second then city third?



06-05-2013, 12:50 PM
A German Video: Create a random Forest/Wood in Seconds with Lightwave Instancer


- create a Tree with the Instancer: two layers, layer one the trunk, Layer two the leaves

06-08-2013, 06:45 AM
:beerchug:Eagle 66,
Great vid,

This should, with a little bit more random mix, be pushed and shewn by Lw3G!

I'd love to see A VINEYARD, maybe time allowing, I'll make it myself?

Then we can get Cyber-Drunk on the proceeds!:beerchug: