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June 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm #157278G. Ryan SmithParticipant
Is there a good source for photos of trees in plan view? I’d like to use some in a site plan I’m working on that’s using photo textures, but the ones I’ve found online haven’t been all that impressive. Thanks.June 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm #157291Gabino CarballoParticipant
Why don’t you just “make” them?
It is fairly easy. I developed my own photoshop technique back in 1998 and a few years later the same office (and a few others people have moved too) were using it to produce plans.
And it was not rocket science, I am sure it was quite easy to do because my PS technique was rubbish!June 10, 2012 at 12:13 am #157290G. Ryan SmithParticipant
oh i see how you are. you “put in effort.”June 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm #157289Gabino CarballoParticipant
Jeeezz, so that was my problem all along…June 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm #157288David BarbarashParticipantJune 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm #157287Phil MooreheadParticipant
Get the best Google or Bing (or Apple?) maps aerial view of a forest canopy you can find, open it in Photoshop, and clone stamp it into a simple plan view tree symbol. In lieu of a pilfered forest canopy swatch, you could use a picture of random foliage or something else green(?) and mottled, then scale the texture appropriately. It will take a bit of finesse to make it look decent, but that’s basically it.June 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm #157286Wyatt Thompson, PLAParticipant
Do you have a decent sketchup library and a rendering program? Take your best trees and render them in plan view. Quick and easy.June 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm #157285Ryan A. WaggonerParticipant
Very cool Stewart, thanks for the link! Can you use any of these in SketchUp, or just maya, max, etc.?June 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm #157284Aiyou ZhuParticipant
that is really cool, i should try that!June 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm #157283Patrick PtomeyParticipant
A nice up and coming website is http://www.digitalcutout.com/ which features user-submitted images. Please Please Please submit some of your entourage if you use from this website! Another great source is ARCHIvitamins on Facebook. And yes, both of these sources are free 😉
Why pay when we have each other?June 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm #157282Christina BradleyParticipant
For ARCHIvitamins, I had used a photo album download tool to speed up the process of downloading each photo from Facebook. That worked nicely. DigitalCutOut looks awesome as well. THANK YOU FOR SHARING! 🙂June 23, 2012 at 4:22 am #157281Wyatt Thompson, PLAParticipant
Totally agree. Great stuff at ARCHIvitamins and digitalcutouts. Christina, what album downloader did you use? I tried Pick&Zip, but it only grabbed what was on the first page. Others asked me to disable security settings, and that’s definitely not going to happen.June 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm #157280Phillip ZawarusParticipant
I agree with Wyatt. I prefer using sketchup models for plan and perspective views. The advantage of using 3D trees from sketchup is that you can change the angle for different perspectives of the same tree for a quick collection of entourage.June 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm #157279John.DallingaParticipant
I’m interested nonetheless in your process since I end up doing a lot of “from scratch” trees with random brushes, etc.
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