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Title: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro/more goodies
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 05, 2012, 06:14:32 pm
I often need to surround my scene with background trees. Here is a method to get it done in a hurry. I have attached a .dae of the treecircle that you can use. The original model came from the Sketchucation Forum as a free resource. You can find the original set of treelines donated by "Oli" in .skp format in the materials and resources forums as "Curved Tree Line"

I created a ring of trees and just imported it into Lumion. At street level it fills in the background holes very well from any angle.  

In the example I used Photoshop to make the treeline blend better. If you mask out a line along the tops of the trees you can filter it with ....brushstroke/spatter......then a 1pixel gaussian blurr. This helps to add air to the tree tops so they don't look cut out.

When making movies the movement helps to make the blend for you and in most cases with careful shot selection it works pretty well.
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: peterm on January 05, 2012, 10:32:35 pm
Many thanks for this modelhead.

We will all need to contribute one ourselves to build a useful community resource.  Tree lines, buildings, cityscape lines etc.
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: Aliki_N on January 05, 2012, 10:35:59 pm
Thanks modelhead!

I think Lumion forum must add a thank you icon, where we can just click to say thank you.

Regards,

Alickn
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: blendman on January 06, 2012, 06:25:06 am
Hey modelhead,

This could come in useful!  Many thanks and a thumbs up from me.

Best regard,

blendman
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: Frank on January 06, 2012, 12:24:53 pm
Thank you! And TU.
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 06, 2012, 02:43:47 pm
Hey guys you are welcome. I think that the forum could use a place to post resourses/giveaways..etc. I think there might be more contributions if there was a spot to leave them....cheers!!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: stucki on January 06, 2012, 05:12:28 pm
thats an absolut brilliant idea !!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: Gga_Mars on January 06, 2012, 05:30:31 pm
yeah many thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: cpercer on January 06, 2012, 06:56:55 pm
Is there a texture on the .dae?  All I show is a gray ring.
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: 3D_Bard on January 06, 2012, 07:10:16 pm
Thanks Modelhead.
good stuff!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: mark0spasic on January 06, 2012, 10:31:36 pm
Is there a texture on the .dae?  All I show is a gray ring.

There is no texture but you can download it from http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=27540&sid=9ce898deae3f8ce4f23c896a901f454a (http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=27540&sid=9ce898deae3f8ce4f23c896a901f454a)
(http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu269/olishea/PREVIEW.jpg)  :-D :D
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 06, 2012, 10:32:11 pm
Sorry about the textures...I'll have a look and fix it.
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 06, 2012, 10:33:00 pm
Thanks for your help mark0spasic!!....the full collection is great.

I thought I knew how to attach a dae...but no!....can't get the textures to appear????
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: mark0spasic on January 06, 2012, 10:35:23 pm
Hey guys you are welcome. I think that the forum could use a place to post resourses/giveaways..etc. I think there might be more contributions if there was a spot to leave them....cheers!!

Very good idea! :D

(http://fringebowlteamblog.com/images/the_rock_clap_clap_gif.gif)
Title: Re: Fast treecircle and postpro for you
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 06, 2012, 10:53:17 pm
I know on most jobs I have items that work well that I would like to give away. It seems out of place to leave items in the gallery. I'm sure the guys will add a facility at some point. :-D
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 07, 2012, 02:51:21 am
Here is another tree planting trick.....in case you hadn't tried this.
The image is just one tree. If you set down a tree 4 ,or 5 or 6 times or more on its axis you can then modify the trees to increase thickness of the trunk, length of trunk, the shape... to a certain extent, the thickness of the leaves and branches, the overall shape...you can make them very tall by stacking...etc..etc.
In the end you can select your grouped trees and further modify and copy them as a group.
It would be just perfect if there was a way to save the creations.
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro
Post by: SketchUpBBS on January 23, 2012, 04:18:24 am
Very good idea, thank you!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro
Post by: BMcIsaac on January 23, 2012, 04:05:12 pm
Thanks SketchUpBBS...I hope you can use it...cheers!!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro
Post by: BMcIsaac on February 06, 2012, 06:37:03 pm
Here are a couple of trees for your library. Sometimes you need trees without leaves. Should have everything in the zip for you.
Cheers!!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro/more goodies
Post by: SketchUpBBS on February 07, 2012, 03:57:02 pm
Here are a couple of trees for your library. Sometimes you need trees without leaves. Should have everything in the zip for you.
Cheers!!
Thank you very mach!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro/more goodies
Post by: Aliki_N on February 07, 2012, 04:40:06 pm
Hi Modelhead,

We are still waiting for your pre-textured tree circle. The texture link you gave does not
match the tree circle object you gave. Please re-upload the textured tree circle.

Regards,

Alickn
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro/more goodies
Post by: BMcIsaac on February 07, 2012, 04:59:49 pm
Stupid me...sorry. I've loaded the treeline images as a .zip in the first post.
Cheers!
The billboards (that are not included) should be made about 1100 feet across. The SU models are about 14mb each and a bit tedious to move here. I think the textures are the prize though....so you can use them flat or make your own curved surface....cheers!!
Title: Re: Fast treecircle/treetricks/postpro/more goodies
Post by: Aliki_N on February 07, 2012, 08:29:52 pm
Thanks Modelhead, I must have skipped the first post.