• Tuesday , 2 June 2020

How to Create a Realistic Tree in Blender 3D – Part 1

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

View this tutorial on my site: http://www.blendersmoothie.net/2015/02/27/how-to-create-a-realistic-tree-part-1/


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  1. hubert herbert
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Really nice thanks!

  2. Rai 777
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Hello, the Addon is fantastic, BUT I can not figure out how to change the height of the base splits (in Version 0.3.3).
    I tried everything without success. I want to move the base splits higher. How is that possible ?

  3. masuka1993
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    is this tutorial meant to export the tree into a game engine? im having doubts about the n° of polygons that is being generated

  4. [ThunderStorm] EAGLE
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Why dont you make trees and let us download them…

  5. lesley dianne Bargamento
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Hello! I followed the steps you have in this video but my tree doesn't look the same as what you have. Does blender version matter?

  6. Wal
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    this tutorial is great, but im having an issue. when i check "show leaves", no leaves are showing up.

  7. David Roberson
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Well, it all seemed to be working, but on checking "Show Leaves" nothing happened. Grrr! A quick google did not turn up any help, either.


  8. Kent Roth
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    1i have the same problem, when I open my tree project or save it I cant find the sapling panel..
    2. I need to export the tree to lightwave as studio max file. but in lightwave, I ONLY SEE the leave not the branches of the trunk.
    Help, please……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kelvin Moore
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Enjoyed your tutorial and very pleased with the result. Big problem now cos Blender crashes when I try to render it. Such a shame!

  10. peaou
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    I made trunk a little bigger than it's unaligned branches, so imperfections got hidden

  11. Luke D
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    scrolling up isn't working

  12. Luke D
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    how did you zoom in on specific parts

  13. Paul Snijder
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    you sir.. crashed my computer

  14. Freeakyful
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Hey, Great tutorial although I have had some issues with the sapling addon. For some reason the shape roll down menu in the sapling parameters is "grayed out" and I can't seem to fix the issue with this. Anyone else having this problem or does anyone know a fix? I've also payed attention to the requirements said in tooltips for this. Thanks in Advance.

  15. Matt Jones
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Thank you so much for taking the time to break down this addon in detail. Very much appreciated! Subbed.

  16. Lucas Mellier
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Thank for your tutorial it was really helpfull for me ;D

  17. overlaps
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Great tut, hope to see more from you.

    Just one question – how do you get so much leaves at the final step? I made a different trees few times, and last time followed up all your settings but still – looks like it generates for me around 1/5 of your leaves. I tweaked everything up but still didnt figured the reason.

  18. Purple Shine
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Good tutorial but one problem at 3:10 : the option to change the shape is there but it isnt, at least not in version 2.75. To fix this, go to branch splitting; levels has to be more then 2, so 3 will do and then you can change the shape.

  19. Adrianjo92
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    How do you make the "Presets" folder independent from the administrators permission?. I've tried different ways, but the error continues to pop up. Thanks for the tutorial in advance, it is really great and helpful.

  20. Fra Zuppi
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    as soon as i do something else, like move the tree or select one other thing,  the "Sampling: add tree" disappears and i cannot find a way to see again the tool. May you help me?

  21. grgbpm
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    great tuto thanks!

  22. Angela Engle
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    I'm having a bit of trouble locating the sapling panel whenever I reopen the tree file. Where can I find this panel?

  23. Davey. Butler
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    if my mem on the top right says 70~ will that be how much ram it will take in game/unity?

  24. the23coal
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    THIS S*** FAILS EVERY TIME!! THATS IT! I QUIT! im tried to make that freaking tree for a 5 times and it fails all the f'''''' time!

  25. Erica Zador
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    I have done this tut twice and I keep getting my leaves populating the mid branch and sparse at the tips. Any suggestions?

  26. megadeth6781
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15


  27. Slow Magic
    March 9, 2018 at 18:15

    Thats amazing! thanks <3

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