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#1 Roger

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 08:36 PM

So I've got a good start here on an old-school Christmas light.   Not sure if I should add a point source light to it in addition to the glow material.   

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 08:57 PM

You'll only need a light if you need the lens flare effect OR if you need it to actually illuminate something.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:13 PM

I don't really need to do either.   I haven't decided if I want to go old-school lights or if I want to do the mini lights.   Maybe I will do a mix, or try both and see which I like better. 


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 09:55 AM

Well I'm going to do both the twinkling lights and the old-school, I think.

 

 

I've been playing around with generating a pine tree via the Treez plugin and so far I'm not happy with the results, I don't really think it is meant for conifers/evergreens, and due to the nature of the branch and trunk style I think it may be better to just model the trunk and branches separately.  


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:14 AM

Ok, I think I have a really good start at a pine branch here, what do you guys think?    Now I just need to clone a few hundred of these to build my tree.   Too bad I can't turn them into some sort of fractal hair emitter, that might make it quicker.   

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:55 PM

I really think the treez plugin is the way to go


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:24 PM

I must be missing something incredibly obvious because I haven't figured out any way to make pine branches with the Treez plugin, only deciduous type trees.  


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:54 PM

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