If the addon comes with blenders factory software then I would still say pure, as anyone with blender would be able to create it without buying anything or using another software. I think you should be safe with pure here.
I decided on a more loose interpretation of the theme, and created a house that is a tree. Every single tree you can see was generated with the sapling addon. Rendertime is 36 minutes with 512 samples.
I rendered it in 2.81 to utilize the new denoiser.
Secluded Treehouse above a Creek
Cycles + Compositor + D-NOISE Denoiser
I managed to get away with 24 samples and use a denoiser to finish the job, plus a despeckle node.
This week’s challenge was very enjoyable. It is nice that I got a chance to do something this week too!
Man, game on! Some really top shelf stuff. I may have to fire up the monkey this week.
u pretty much nailed it with this entry! Congrats already.
ooo, one hell of a take! In the tree!
Bet the squirrels love that tree.
Non-competing, pure. Cycles 256 samples + denoising + compositing, text and other elements made in Blender, color level correction in GIMP.
It looks like your treehouse is only sitting there, unattached to the tree, ready for a breeze to blow it out of its position and onto the ground below.
Very cool. Reminds me of the Wookie village in Kotor
Wow! Some entries just look amazing. Quality is jawdropping given short creation time
It won’t go anywhere
Really great idea and execution! makes me remember Tolkein. That could be the house of Radagast, the Brown.