Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a.... Plant?!?

This is something I've always wanted to learn to do. There are other attempts- the best is some ivy that I seem to have lost. (Story of my life!) At first, I set out to edit someone else's mesh, yggdrasil's I do believe. It's an old fern mesh and well.. anyways, I gave up on it and tried to reproduce it on my own from scratch.








This is a rather simple mesh- it's just a bunch of planes that I smushed around. :) Since the texture is just ONE leaf/branch/twig, any texture you use will be the same on every plane.. but I did rotate and flip some of them so each leaf won't look exactly the same. All in all I'm happy with it.

If you'd like to more recolors, please do! I ran out of good leaf textures and stopped at 8 but I'd like to see more. The plant and pot are mix and match, but they do share the same texture. Polys are a bit over a 1000, not too bad for a pretty full plant!

You should be able to place the plant just about anywhere (even mantles, lol), it can be placed on OFB shelves (1 plant per shelf) AND it can be used with the "setquartertileplacement on" cheat.

Download Mesh & Recolors


5 comments:

  1. I love it. I have tried meshing plants a number of times, but never seem to get it right. This one looks great and I love that it works with any type of leaf texture!
    -x- Hannie18

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    1. If you'd like to clone mine and see what you can do with it, feel free. :) A smaller version would be rather awesome. There are a lot of planes but it should be pretty easy to delete all but one. Then that one can be edited the way you want and duplicated to do the other leaves.

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  2. <3 it! Wonderful textures and never ending different looks really =) Kudos!

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  3. It looks beautiful, and so many variations!

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