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2D trees in the scene?
show user profile  Stianbl
Hi there,

So, I'm working on this animation for a big project at school now. And I want to insert a tree or 2. But whats the easiest way to do this?

I was thinking of just using 2D planes with a tree on them, but then, where can I get good resourses of trees? rendered (background cut away). Photo or 3d.. For free. =P

Or are there any other ways you recommend? :)

Thanks in advance!


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3/27/2009 1:07:34 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:07:34 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
quote:And I want to insert a tree or 2. But whats the easiest way to do this?



max has trees built in.
Those good enough?
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3/27/2009 1:22:54 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:22:54 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
http://www.howardmodels.com/digital-content/index.html



My Turbosquid Area

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3/27/2009 1:24:20 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:24:20 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
@Reality Man: I will check them out :) Forgot about it.

@Westcoast13: Thanks =) Are there an easy way to remove white from the pictures? As I want to remove the white stuff inside the trees, between the leafs. So that it's ready to paste :)


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3/27/2009 1:28:07 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:28:07 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Not sure how much you know in ps (a lot judgin by your sig!!), but you can wand tool and modify selection, unless you are really near them, that should create a good enough alpha mask.


My Turbosquid Area

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3/27/2009 1:32:10 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:32:10 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
I know photoshop fairly well, yes. :P But one thing I want (or missed) is a tool to remove 100% white pixels.

Because, when I use the wand tool, it removes everything in that area. And the trees have got a lot of white parts inside, where you would see the background through them. Need a way to get rid of that...

And about max trees. Looks a bit odd, but It might be possible to use it when I try out finalTOON render. I want to experiment with a cartoon style render. of some sort. :P

edit: select -> Color range could work.


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3/27/2009 1:34:21 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:36:14 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Can't you unselect "contiguous" in the wand options?


My Turbosquid Area

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3/27/2009 1:38:17 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 1:38:17 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
another option:
http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/tree-maker

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3/27/2009 3:39:56 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:39:56 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Yes man,....you need a cut out tree.
There are TONS of them on the web. Tons of free ones too!
Google a bit,...you will find plenty!

good luck!


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3/27/2009 3:44:27 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 3:44:27 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
@Westcoast13: Ahh, of course. never thought of that:P

@Reality Man: Tested it before? saw it was for max v.5 ..

@Dr.Jim: Google image search wont give me much results, but I will try standard web search. The site Westcoast13 gave me looks ok :)

And, hos is finalTOON? Anyone tried it? I might want to render out in a cartoon'ish style. Not sure yet. Cant seeme to fine any trials of finalTOON (or torrents).

As a note: Yes, I use torrents, but for one reason; to learn the right tools for me. Then, if I feel it's something I can use I buy it. If it weren't for torrents I wouldn't be using max today, but I sure will buy it as soon as I get some more mony for it :) Also, got it from my school, so now it's legal to "play around with". =) Just thought I should comment on that, as I know many are against torrents.


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3/27/2009 4:28:08 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 4:28:08 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
hehe :p


My Turbosquid Area

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3/27/2009 4:43:38 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 4:43:38 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
yea it works with max 2009...i don't care for it but never invested any real time with it.
So I'm to blame.
others say it's a great script.
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3/27/2009 5:28:56 PM (last edit: 3/27/2009 5:28:56 PM)
show user profile  Poopsmith
in photoshop, select>color range> pick white, change fuziness
3d 2d digital artist special effects poopsmith

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3/28/2009 1:53:14 AM (last edit: 3/28/2009 1:53:14 AM)
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