View Full Version : Palm Tree Modeling ?

04 April 2004, 09:11 PM
Does anybody know the best way to model this.

I have tried creating one brach and doing several different radial arrays but my results are just not as close as I would like it. I am not interested in buying a plugin, just want to be able to model a nice realistic palm tree.

Thanks to all

04 April 2004, 10:08 PM
Why not just model a couple variations of the branch and place them on the trunk manually instead of trying the radial array? Sometimes a tool or plugin just won't do what you need so you have to do it manually.

04 April 2004, 10:50 PM
on LW 7.5, you can use 'magic bevel''s a nice tool to make trees...



04 April 2004, 07:11 PM
Clip maps work rather well for the leaves ;)

04 April 2004, 10:06 PM
This was made using a single clipmap and WC displaced leaves, that I manually attached.
The leaves have a slowly moving displacement to make them sway in the wind.
The trunk is made with a simple tube, morphed to bend and uses Normal Displacement to make the ridges.
Then a few textures to add details to the trunk.

Not perfect, but works for TV!

You can see them animated at the begining of my reel.

04 April 2004, 08:48 AM
Nice! :bowdown:

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