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Comment by Fernando Arriaga on June 18, 2013 at 10:46am

Hi, a few years ago I came across Xfrog. It looks it's not as much as I expected, but they keep on going. They have a great plant database and a powerful software for creating real trees and plants (standalone and as a plug-in for Maya and others).

Comment by Slava Udo on September 9, 2010 at 1:04am
Interesting videos about Vue xStream...

Comment by Fabio Torlai on January 28, 2010 at 3:41pm
These renders took about 25 minutes, 150 dpi, 2000 pixels in the bigger side, I used the "Final" preset.
Later on I discovered some other option under the atmosphere editor menu, activating global radiosity gives a new fell to the renders. I´m using Vue 7, I think there´s not radiosity on earlier versions.
Comment by Bayazit Oguz Ayoglu on January 28, 2010 at 2:24pm
I've just seen them, nice works... Can u give some clue about the render times?
Comment by Fabio Torlai on January 28, 2010 at 11:05am

Comment by Fabio Torlai on January 28, 2010 at 11:03am
Comment by Fabio Torlai on January 28, 2010 at 11:01am
It might be the browser, I uploaded them to my deviant art space, should work now.

Comment by Bayazit Oguz Ayoglu on January 28, 2010 at 5:38am
Fabio Hi,

I can't see the renders, is there problem with my connection or attachment, would you please send'em again or give a link instead ;)
Comment by Bayazit Oguz Ayoglu on January 28, 2010 at 1:33am
Hi Rfox,

I know that Vue Xstream is coming with a plug-in that helps integration with Max (it also gives chance to use Vue's render engine in Max). But I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

So, no I haven't used any plug-in. I've created the plants in Vue and exported them via standard Vue export tools with maps & UVW Coordinates. These tools also gives controls about optimising the mesh.

Then I've imported them into my Max scene. Did a little adjustments on geometry and maps (via Photoshop) and used them...

I also want to say that I totally agree your opinion about using Vue in a professional Landscape Architecture or Urban Design work. I don't mean it mustn't be used, the results even maybe cool, but I've just couldn't find an acceptable way yet. On the other hand learning it & playing around with it isn't a bad thing to do for landscape architects who are interested in CG. Hopefully this situation changes in the future :)
Comment by Ryland Fox on January 27, 2010 at 2:12pm
I like the plant library in vue and the ability to populate large areas, but it would be hard to get into a firm, so expensive and importing other geometries isn't the best. I just like messing with it.

Are the 3d and 4th using the vue/3d max plug in? I haven't really gone into it that far yet but it seems good.

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