View Full Version : Realistic trees

03-17-2004, 06:13 PM
Hello, I'm trying to make a realistic tree, and I found a great tutorial here http://www.animationartist.com/2000/Tutorials/LWTrees/lwtrees.html# but the version of LW used in the tutorial is very old and I was wondering if any of you have done the tutorial using 7.5 and if it's understandable using 7.5 (because I'm a newbie). Also, if the tutorial doesn't work well using 7.5 is there one similar? All the other tree tutorials I've seen on the "Lightwave Tutorials On The Web" site didn't look realistic. THanks for your help.


03-18-2004, 11:33 AM
You could probably do it manually but there are plugins that can automate it.



These are a couple I could think of at the moment.

03-18-2004, 12:03 PM


03-18-2004, 01:00 PM
Here's something for plants; exports LWO.


03-18-2004, 05:05 PM
Thanks for all the links guys. They all look really good. I just have one problem now. I have downloaded the plugins and when I go to : edit plugins : Add plugins : and then click on what I downloaded, the system can't find them. What am I doing wrong? I did exactally what the manual said. THanks for all your help!

03-18-2004, 07:21 PM
Not sure why, the plugins will have .p or .ls or .lsc extensions. If you downloaded a zip file it would have to be extracted. If you cannot see any files then your I/O plugins aren't loaded. If you haven't loaded any as yet you can do a Scan directory and scan the Plugins directory and the Lscripts directory. That will give you all the plugins on your system. If you've downloaded some broken ones these could cause problems, but if it's a fresh install I would scan in order to be sure and include all the plugins. It seems on a new install not all the plugins are available initially. I wanted all the plugins loaded so I could find out what all features were available. This will probably load a couple hundred items.

03-20-2004, 11:47 PM
Not sure why, the plugins will have .p or .ls or .lsc extensions

If I recall .p is for plugins created with a compiler such as C. The .ls is a script file that is editable with a text program like notepad, so any of the macros you create in LW would have this extention. The .lsc is also a script file, but it has been compiled and therefore is not editable with a text program.