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Daily Blender Tip 217: Low-Poly Tree In One Minute


Jan van den Hemel writes:

Let's make a Low-Poly Tree in one minute!

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Jan van den Hemel

Hi, my name is Jan and I help companies by creating short videos for their websites and internal use, mostly as a freelancer for agencies. I post daily one-minute tutorials for Blender users and wrote the popular "Blender Secrets" e-books.


  1. Nice tip!

    I like the tree even more between the 44th and 47th seconds. Useful for many humorous styles as a tree in the background, in my opinion. :-)

  2. Luis Felipe Hernandez Mora on

    Hello, It seems very useful.
    Can I export that file from blender into a .stl format to print it in a 3-d printer?

    • Hi Luis,

      I suppose you could export it as an STL (maybe you'll need to enable STL export in the preferences). Depending on what kind of printing I think it would require a lot of support struts, since the top extends over the base. But some 3D print software will add those automatically. Good luck!

      • Luis Felipe Hernandez Mora on

        Jan, I am trying to follow your video, but it doesn´t seem that I have the option "Single Vert"--->"Add Single Vert". How can I enable it?

        Thanks a lot again!

        • Hey Luis, the Single Vert is an option from the "extra objects" or "extra mesh" (I forgot the exact name) add-on which comes with Blender by default. You may just have to activate the add-on in the Preferences.

    • Luis Felipe Hernandez Mora on

      Hello again Jan, This have been extremely useful. The thing is that I am going to 3d-print the tree, and I am making like a 3d puzzle of this tree (so it will have several pieces). So I have one more question: How can you cut the trunk of the tree itself? I have seen a bunch of tutorial about the boolean modifier, but it seems to don´t work on an object like the trunk (a mesh, of extruded single verts).

      Hopefully you can help me with this one, I think then this 3-d puzzle would be finished!


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