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How to Create a Realistic Tree in Blender


Ben Amend has published a tutorial on tree creation in Blender on his site, Blender Smoothie. It is based on the Sapling addon and consists of three parts that each look into different aspects of the process.

Part One

In this first part of the tree creation tutorial series, learn how to use the sapling addon to generate a realistic 3D tree model.

Part Two

In this second part of the Blender 3D tree creation tutorial series, learn how to set up the textures and shaders for the leaves and bark.

Part Three

In this third and final part of the tree tutorial series, learn how to apply gravity to the leaves for a more organic appearance.

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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.

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