I’m in archviz, mostly doing renovation projects in the city, but now also got a client from the countryside who wants to do a couple of projects. I’ve looked at several options so far, which were botaniq, Tree Vegetation (which can add moss, I love that!!) and Real Trees.
What I couldn’t figure out myself:
Concerning “city” environments specific to my work:
For terraces on roofs, I need trees growing in containers. That means, those trees can’t develop naturally, but grow high and thin, with a small treetop, which makes them ideal for terraces, since they don’t block the view too much. I need an addon that lets you either control trunk proportions, or crown size/position, or simply offers such trees.
Concerning “country” environments specific to my work:
I need to create fast, but still very good looking fir/deciduous/mixed woods. I found speed mentioned specifically at “Tree Vegetation”, but no low poly models for scattering. “Real Trees” offers those. No mention I found in “botaniq”. Sometimes, they’re far away, sometimes right behind the building.
In general, what I miss most in those addons/libraries:
- Trees look like they were cut off, then stuck into the ground, that sometimes also goes for branches on the trunk
- branches wind like snakes. they follow rounded curves horizontally, but in reality that only happens vertically through weight
- trees practically never have roots! This is about as essential as branches, at least I’d expect them to start showing at the bottom. I don’t know how hard this would be to implement, but essentially it’s like vines growing out the bottom, spreading close to the surface.
Seeing my “issues” - what would you recommend, except downloading complete models (slow, expensive) or simply sticking it
I just wanna purchase really soon and spend well.
Edit: just found “The Grove”. Looking best so far, any experiences?