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    Landscape with 30,000 trees

    Here's a landscape I'm doing for putting my cars through the paces. Any comments/suggestions are always welcome This is a small version as the full landscape is lots bigger and has some 90,000 trees in it hehehe. I need more ram.
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    that's a lotta trees! I think it looks really awesome in the background, but maybe not as good in the front. The image maps are too obvious, IMO. But, if you're just using the scene as background for some cars, then it probably doesn't matter!

    What method did you use to scatter the tress about? It looks very "natural," for lack of better word. The hill in the distance could probably pass for a photo... if there was a sky, of course
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    That looks really good. Did you do this all in LightWave or make use of something like Vue Infinite?

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    I did it all myself in lightwave. First I built the road and the I constructed the landscape extending polygons away from the road. After I had the whole landscape I used random pricks to "populate" areas with points. This was quite exhausting I had to do several passes and manually select areas of points so as to not have trees so uniformly spaced. Once I was happy I used point clone plus to fill it up with trees. I have versions of the trees with much higher geometry, but these, which are the lowest polygon count (6 poly's per tree) look quite good as long as the camera moves. Motion blur tends to make them less obvious. I'll post some movies as soon as I have some.

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    This is a much more distant shot to get some perspective of the landscape I built.
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    Very beautiful!

    What kind of lighting setup are you using? It fits the overcast sky beautifully. Speaking of that, was the fog done in LW or is it done in post?

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    I have always wondered how to make trees. Any links to tutorials that you know of ?
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    HD_Instance

    You should look into HD_Instance plug in. You can use a variety of
    large poly-count trees, it's quick and fun for the whole family!
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    the trees are to uniform put some differant trees not all the same.
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    Holy.. Someone's mad bored! :P
    Looks soo cool. I'm interested in those cars that you're gonna put in it.. Have any pictures that I can see?
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    Here's an update at road level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave
    I have always wondered how to make trees. Any links to tutorials that you know of ?
    Here's an example of a lo-poly tree, something from an old tut. 2 polys I think, but gives you the general idea.

    Nice work by the way? Duid you use any random variation in size with Point Clone Plus?
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    Just wonderful!!

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    The last two images you posted are really, really nice. The fog really makes it. What is your lighting rig for this scene?

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