Week 37 – Trees

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Hello everyone!

This week, we would like to demonstrate the technique we used to create vegetation in our film. Since we want a painterly style which is hard to reach with standard modeled trees, we decided to apply a texture to one-dimensional planes instead.

Obviously, the trees won’t be able to react correctly to light this way, so we are working on multiple versions of the texture (each having a different lighting) that we will switch depending on the direction of the sun in the shot. As for the shadows, they will be cheated using a second version of each tree, invisible and rotated 90 degrees, so that we can get a shadow even when light comes from the side.

One of the great advantages of this technique is that we can add a lot of trees without making our scenes too big or unstable.

So, here’s the texture :

And the result in an unlighted scene :

That’s it for now. See you next week!

One Response

  1. Haha! Trop drôle le comic en-bas. Timber XD. Et les mimiques sont toujours aussi drôles!

    C’est une bonne idée les gars en tout cas pour les arbres, et c’est super bien fait je trouve, très belle image d’ailleurs avec les arbres, les montagnes et tout.

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