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Videotutorial: How to Create Stunning Trees


blender-treeLearn how to make great looking trees in this 30 minute videotutorial by Andrew Price.

Andrew writes:

During the tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Efficiently use bezier curves
  • Use the curve to tree script to generate complicated twigs
  • Create low poly leaves
  • Properly texture a tree
  • Hand paint displacement onto an object


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. I haven't yet watched the video, but it looks very promising. That is quickly becoming one of my favorite new Blender websites. Keep up the good work!

  2. @Roubal: yes, I had the same thing in Safari4/OSX when I played the video on his website. Click on the video to open it on (in HD!) and it plays fine with sound.

  3. Hi this looks great, the sound was broken and distorted in HD so I was not able to watch it,can this be reposted on UTUBE.

  4. OK, the latter half of the tutorial has sound but the first 9 minutes has no sound in none-HD, this is a very good tutorial.I hope Andrew Price is able to correct the sound problem in none-HD because the sound is distorted in HD.

  5. Thanks for the plug Bart!

    I'm not sure what has happened with the sound. My Vimeo Plus account just hit the maximum 50,000 embedded HD plays quota overnight, so I'm guessing that has something to do with it.

    I'm in the process of fixing it but in the meantime just watch it off the vimeo website.

    Thanks everyone!

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