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    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2020
     
    More trees under development - seen here in Blender
      Tree palm.jpg
    • CommentAuthorMerion
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2020
     
    Very sweet palm tree!

    I'm just curious - what viewing angle are you aiming for in this style? Classic 45° isometric? This blender snapshot is a more frontal view, right? I think my imagination is sufficient to picture a 45° view and it still looks great. So, thumbs up!
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2020
     
    Thank you! :)

    This is a pure isometric view already. I think maybe the overall tilt of the trunk might be a bit misleading, but it looks ok mixed in with the other trees.

    Trees don't actually appear to be much different to a side view when they are drawn isometric. About the only differences are a general shortening, a rounding of the bottom of the trunk, and a better view into the crown of the tree. This one has an elevated leaf at the front, which might be why it doesn't look all that isometric.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2020
     
    Beautiful Sue!

    I can tell that this is going to be one of those styles that I use over and over again. You do amazing work!
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2020
     
    Wow! Thank you, Shessar :)
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    The trees are coming on nicely. This is a zoom test - to see if the trees still look like trees from further out. I've reduced the variation between the individual pines a bit so that the two different kinds of tree are more obvious.
      Extract 1.PNG
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Fantabulous
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
     
    Thank you, Quenten :)

    Sets done so far:

    Pine trees
    Pine trees snowy
    Pine trees dead
    Deciduous trees
    Palm trees (to be completed)

    Remaining tree sets to work on include:

    Deciduous dead
    Jungle trees
    Swamp trees
    Scrub trees

    And by request:

    Eucalypt trees (for those decidedly Australian deserts)
    Deciduous autumnal

    After all - what's a world without enough different kinds of forest :)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Wow - Aussie trees <3
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    I could do with some general information about how big eucalypts are compared to ordinary deciduous trees, and what kind of shape they are as well - if you have time to help, Quenten *big smile and doe-eyes*
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    The doe eyes got me. Will post pics and info tomorrow on messenger for you, plus one or two here - my photos of course.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Aw, thank you :D

    The information online is never as good as information directly from the man on the spot.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    These are probably a bit too bright for most people.
      Extract 12.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    This is probably a little better, but the balancing work goes on.

    Paler pines, brighter deciduous trees, and smaller duller fall trees.
      Extract 13.PNG
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    Good Lord this is awesome! I absolutely love it!
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Thank you, Maidhc :D
    • CommentAuthorWyvern
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    And once the "deciduous dead" trees are ready, you can have all four seasons in one image ;)

    It's hard to know where to set boundaries for what trees would be most useful in a mapping package. Something with a long, straight trunk and relatively sparse foliage high up - a form quite a number of mature eucalyptus species trees seem to take - would be helpful certainly, as that would work for a number of other types of tree as well. The baobab with its broad pillar trunk, or a mangrove with its massive complex of exposed roots would be interesting too, if perhaps too specialised?
  2.  
    Those must be gigantic trees. At least as large as most mountains on earth. But it is magnificent.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Both are good.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Thank you, everyone! :)

    Wyvern - I am thinking that varicolour ordinary trees should fit the bill for adding spring colours, providing you use a suitable colour palette with lots of pastel colours in it.

    Mike - Yes, they are a little on the large side compared to the mountains. I might go just a bit smaller than that.

    Jim - thanks, but I definitely fell out of love with the first version the following morning when I had to put my sunglasses on to look at them :P
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    A few vari-color trees ? I really do like the first set of trees.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    The varicolour ones will be just as good as they are, Jim ;)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    okay.
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    OMG Sue so excited!

    I am going to redo the first map I ever made, since I need it and the one I have now is beyond saving.

    I should be able to just use the new textures and re-plant all the tree symbols, but it'll look way better than this garbage mish-mash I've got to work with.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Thanks Noah :)

    It will be a long time coming.