PlantStudio - another great find (now freeware)

As I’m constantly searching the web for my own link-database (see my sig below) I found this windows program for making plant-models. It exports to DXF so it should be usable with Blender.

Here’s the link:
http://www.kurtz-fernhout.com/PlantStudio/index.htm

:expressionless: But blender exports DXF, it doesn’t import it.

Cool program!

Nevermind, I used VRML.

EDIT: I made a test render!

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v332/R2Blend/Planttestrender.png

I LOVE that program. :smiley:

yes blender does import dxf. Plant studio is a very good program, other than that it’s nag ware. One thing to remember though,…after you import a plant into blender,…select all verts and do a ‘remove doubles’. once in awhile you will get aLOT! i use plant studio all the time, i might even pay them for it someday unless something better comes along and blows it out of the water. ( sounds like a project for the blender community. :slight_smile: )

I posted the link especially because it is now FREEWARE. Here is the text from the website:

To that end, Kurtz-Fernhout Software is donating the PlantStudio® Botanical Illustration Software, the StoryHarp™ AudioVenture Authoring System, and the Garden with Insight™ garden simulator, along with related goodwill and trademarks, to this new organization, along with some physical assets. The Pointrel Foundation is intended to be a not-for-profit organization developing free software and free content that helps people better understand nature, technology, and society. All the software or content the Pointrel Foundation produces or works on will be released under free licenses, meaning “free as in freedom” as defined by the Free Software Foundation.

I took another look around their website and the free registration code is available online: http://www.kurtz-fernhout.com/order.htm

any chance of a linux version, i supose not,

any know if it’ll work under linux via wine??

I don’t think so. But I will keep an eye out for a plant-generator for linux :wink:

As they said it will be released as free software not just free as in free beer but really free. Released under GPL it is up to anyone to make an linux version, though as of now it is made in delphi and will have to be converted to a language that is usable in linux. REad their pressrealease for more information.

Well, there is a Delphi version for Linux called Kylix. I even think it is available for free from the Borland website. So if someone want’s to take it up it is very possible to port it to Linux. However, I didn’t get it from the pressrelease if, and when, they are going to release the code.

I took another look around their website and the free registration code is available online: http://www.kurtz-fernhout.com/order.htm[/quote]

Thanks! I didn’t realise that it was actually freeware.

Btw, what do you think of my test render?

Nice, especially as it shows that plantstudio can be used with Blender 8)

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Yeah, but I think the pot is better than the plant. :stuck_out_tongue:

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… agreed, but if you try out Plant Studio you wil see that it can make much better models. This example is definitely a quicky :wink:

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… agreed, but if you try out Plant Studio you wil see that it can make much better models. This example is definitely a quicky ;)[/quote]

Yeah…

the plant is good, except for the stem is a little bit chunky. sometimes if you make it to chunky you can alt-s it into shape. always remember to remove doubles, too. plant studio can make LOTS of doubles. thanks for the registration code btw.