View Full Version : bonsai tree

10-26-2004, 09:11 AM
i know, i know, bonsai trees have been done almost to death. hey, consider this my attempt to finally kill the genre :D

lw 8.01, olas tree generator, photoshop and a stunning :rolleyes: bg pic off my back porch.

always looking to improve thru c&c's. thx for taking a look. :)

10-26-2004, 02:17 PM
Excellent bonsai tree, I see you put the fall foliage..just right for this time of year.
I can never get too tired looking at trees. Olas tree generator, is that a plugin?? :o

10-26-2004, 10:55 PM
thx man :)

Tree Generator (http://www.polas.net/)

10-26-2004, 11:49 PM
Maybe show some more of the pot.

10-27-2004, 07:01 AM
Maybe make the autumn colours a bit more vibrant?

Fewer leaves.

Might want to show the twisted support wires too.


10-27-2004, 10:18 AM
hhmmm. excellent points all. thx for the input :)

rory_l: i did have an earlier version with more vibrant peak autumn colors, but changed them to more closely match my bg pic which is much more late autumn/leaves falling off and the leaves are much more muted and "rusty". probably could of put less leaves :o , but live and learn huh!

no one has mentioned the bark, so i guess that was mildly successful. cool. however, the moss SUX, it's complete junk. i've been waiting for my hd_instance to get fixed by graham at happy digital, and am starting to get a bit peeved at a purchased plug that doesn't work w/ 8.01 :mad:

much appreciated :cool:

10-27-2004, 02:19 PM
Cool pic! Bonsais kick a**

10-28-2004, 01:09 AM
Nerdy info alert!

`Bonsai` just means `tray plant`, not indicating the toy size we think of as inseparably part of the concept. Over here you get giant bonsai as well as the regular midgets.



10-28-2004, 08:48 AM
:cool: thx rory_l

i know absolutely nothing about it, but i'm certain, in typical japanese fastidiousness and perfection, there is an entire culture surrounding the growing and care of these plants. this is the reference image i based my modelling on, particularly the big one.

thx again for crits!