View Full Version : Tree Foliage>>>sprite based

12 December 2001, 09:30 PM
My first "scene" test using my sprite based foliage within a simple setup :) . I will get started on a simple scene that will have hanging vines in them, later ;)

12 December 2001, 09:45 PM

The tree does not look very beautiful.
Why don't you use a real polygonal foliage tree if you have got just one?


12 December 2001, 11:09 PM
I like the effect. Has a fantasy look to it.

12 December 2001, 11:38 PM
who said trees have to look beautiful :D I like it alot....super stylish.

12 December 2001, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by pixym

The tree does not look very beautiful.
Why don't you use a real polygonal foliage tree if you have got just one?


Well it was not titled "beautiful tree",( like i said, "testing sprite based foliage" ) to answer one question;) and why have un-needed polygons when you do not need to bother with geometry, and long render times...and theres only one because its a test scene...and about "just not using polygons", i simply could, but its always better know more than one solution for something;) Bye

thanks Chewey

thanks rendermonkey, i guess you also live in a world were all trees are not "beautiful trees":p ;)

12 December 2001, 02:14 AM
hey man that tree is not beatiful, :D

Good idea going the sprite way , is it just one sprite image or multiple images?

i didnt get the blur though , it looks like its blurred randomly. was it a problem caused by the sprites or intentional?

nice job


12 December 2001, 03:47 AM
Thanks sheepfactory,
it is one sprite surface with 2 inset layers. yeah, since the image was only a "tester" i did a really quick post procession job, thats why the blur looks a little funny, its not the sprites... this scene is just a quickTest , thrown together really quickly just to see how my sprite foliage "generally" looks when its applied differently

12 December 2001, 05:25 AM
by the way...I think I like the grass the best :) naaa. I like the whole thing. the grass is saa weeet though.

12 December 2001, 05:40 AM
Thank you for the explanation Amassador. However, I still do not like the effect but it is very "creative" like and interesting for some purpose.


David Lightbown
12 December 2001, 12:35 PM
I think it's brilliant, great use of the tools and it has a unique look that will make viewers used to the trite overused 3D tree. A very interesting technique and it looks great!


12 December 2001, 01:44 PM
the disadvantage of using sprite based foilage is that they dont't throw shadows...


12 December 2001, 02:56 PM
David Lightbown , thanks:)

actually they DO "cast shadows" ;) as a "solid", just not "self shadowing", but thats easily simulated ;)...but of coarse this method would not generally be used for "close up shots"

12 December 2001, 07:14 PM

You're right, it does work.

here's some tests with volumetric and sprite based particles and shadow mapped/raytraced shadows

tha flowers are sprites too
volumetric/shadow mapped
sprite/shadow mapped

04 April 2003, 02:35 AM
Whatever happened to these images?
Whatever happened with these tests??

04 April 2003, 02:39 AM
Probably something to do with the magic of "archiving"

Not quite as malevolent as "newspeak" though. A bit like your datoids floating off the edge of the flat web universe and into a black hole.

04 April 2003, 02:52 AM
Well...........I tried to see them...:shrug:

04 April 2003, 03:24 AM
Hey, wgreenlee1,
The pics don't show up for you, either???

Tried it on all my browsers and I get no pics.

oh well...

[Edit: Thanks Chewey! I've been wondering what the hell has been wrong with my system.]

04 April 2003, 04:58 AM
Can't see the images here either :(

04 April 2003, 07:42 AM
WTF:applause: hehe Cman, dude this thread is more than a year old:wip: , im suprised its still here at all

how did you end up back here:scream: If you would like I could re-post the images for you. About the tests, I did not do much more experimentation with them after this, I think I moved onto doing single voxel experimentation right after this...I forget, but I did use it recently to make an abstract forest image, I belive I posted it here about a month ago.

04 April 2003, 08:03 AM
So I guess there ARE people who go all the way to page 87!

04 April 2003, 12:11 PM
wow a blast from the past
didn't remeber I posted that

04 April 2003, 12:14 PM
just checked. Sorry, don't have the images anymore. Deleted them some time ago.

04 April 2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Shade01
So I guess there ARE people who go all the way to page 87!

I was bummin' around and thought I might learn something when I came across this thread.
Images probably got cut. :shrug:

04 April 2003, 02:49 PM
Hey nice work and I love the cartoony style of your character. nice detail in the model as well, should be great for animation.

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