AuthorAaron F. Ross
In these tutorials, Aaron F. Ross shows how to get started with PlantFactory. He'll cover modeling plants and trees, sculpting plants from components, editing plant parameters, adding materials and animation effects, and rendering the results. Plus, learn how to use PlantFactory's powerful node graph to control individual properties and generate plants procedurally.
- Installing and customizing PlantFactory
- Creating plant segments with the Add tool
- Editing and blending segments
- Working with nodes in the graph
- Adding leaves
- Loading and editing materials
- Rendering plant images
- Sculpting with the Draw tool
- Pruning branches
- Modeling with the node graph
- Applying wind effects
- Exporting and importing plant models
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Aaron F. Ross, and I'm pleased to welcome you to Up and Running with Plant Factory Producer. Every computer graphic artist knows how difficult it can be to model realistic vegetation. Well, e-on software has come to the rescue with Plant Factory, a full-featured botanical modeling application that combines the power of a procedural function graph with the intuitiveness of hand sculpting. In this course, we'll see how to model plants, design materials, apply wind effects, and integrate Plant Factory with other 3D programs such as Maya and Vue.
You'll see how fun and powerful Plant Factory is once you're up and running in Plant Factory Producer.
1. Exploring PlantFactory
2. Modeling Basics
3. Materials and Rendering
4. Freeform Modeling
5. Modeling with the Graph
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