In this article, we are going to talk about a few good places to get vegetation for models, some things like trees, bushes and all those kinds of things. So in this article, we are going to talk about options available for getting trees and other things to add to your model. A lot of time we need trees for background and there are a lot of reasons we need trees in our model. So there are few different places we get these trees.
The first thing to figure out whether we want to create a photo-realistic rendering or we are trying to create something more diagrammatic or a stylized kind of thing. So the first place we can look for vegetation is 3D Wearhouse. To get to that, just go to files, then click on 3D Wearhouse. When to get to 3D Wearhouse, we can search for what we want to. Just type in the search engine “3d trees”. Here we will see that there are a whole lot of options for 3d trees. There are 2d as well as 3d trees available. We need to aware of, before downloading that how big is our model and how big is the tree we are downloading. If we mouse over the options, we will find out how big are the trees. Try to make a collection of trees so that instead of searching, we can directly select from our collection which will automatically save time.
Option two is actually an extension called Laubwerk which is created by Germany and this is basically used to generate more detailed trees. And that is an extension that we can install and we can download it from https://www.laubwerk.com. There are trees which will cost us but there is also a free tree model available. With drag-and-drop simplicity, and easy-to-use tools that modify the shape, age, season, and level of detail for each of Laubwerk’s stunning 3D plants, users can seamlessly add 3D trees to any Sketchup project. The most important aspects of it, and what makes it shine are:
- Drag and Drop smart 3d trees
- Render Ready with dedicated V-Ray support
- Forest Pack Pro compatible
- Built-in variations for age and season (36 variations per tree)
- LOD – Level of Detail control
Photoshop / Photo Processing
The last option we want to talk about is the ability to add trees and shrubs within Photoshop itself. Basically, within Photoshop if we create a new layer and import a photo that contains trees; go up to filter, click on render, and then click on the tree, we can actually generate trees and shrubs within Photoshop to add to our model.