XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
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08-26-2006, 01:33 AM

I am working with Vue 5 Esprit and I would like to use pictures in a volumetric material, instead of just a color. I shearched in the book and on the net but I did not find. Is it possible ?

The aim is to make a kind of nature-monster, a bit like the one on the cover. Using real 3d trees takes long and slows down my computer very much. So I would prefer make the monster with meta balls, then fill it with foliage pictures as volumetric material.

08-30-2006, 06:20 PM
Have you tried making an EcoSystem and populating it with billboards (alpha planes that automatically turn to face the camera)? I don't know if it works, and I can't check now since I'm rendering, but it's the first thing that springs to mind.

08-30-2006, 10:08 PM
Good idea, but my version is Esprit so I do not have ecosystems...

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