Plant Library/ Plact Chooser


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Here in Utah we have trees native to this area that ar supossed to be used in Landscaping.  I have imported all the SSA Chief Architect libraries I could find with Trees but Can't find any that I need.

Desert Musum Palo Verde tree

Yellow Bird of Paradise shrub

Chaste Tree

 

Other than the laborious (and expensive) task od creating a 3d image from 2d pictures, what, if any, are my alturnatives?

 

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1 hour ago, NealFlora said:

what, if any, are my alturnatives?

 

Depends what if anything you are willing to pay?  if zero then you will need to spend time in Google searching "3D trees"

but there are not many places that Support Chief Architect .calibz file types, so you may need .3DS or other file types.

 

You can ask Chief to add the models needed , but that maybe pretty low on their priority list ? 

Desert Musum Palo Verde tree

Yellow Bird of Paradise shrub                        @Chief_Content

Chaste Tree

 

there are also pay sites like Xfrog , which used to have Chief Files......

 

http://xfrog.com/category/AP.html

and 

https://globeplants.com/collections/bundles?constraint=america

 

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Adam

"You could find a PNG file and import the plants yourself.  It works much like the material importer." - I presume this would be a 2d.  I need a 3D Model

 

Mick

Found some stuff on the Sketup site, Other sites look interesting.  After a little research it seems that creating a 3D Model (of any kind) from a 2d image is non-trivial.  

Regardless of format, there must be some applications where you can create a 3D image from 2d files.  Anyone have any leads?

 

 

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3 hours ago, NealFlora said:

there must be some applications where you can create a 3D image from 2d files.  Anyone have any leads?

 

As Mick mentioned Xfrog (https://www.xfrog.net/) has 

3D modeling software. You might want to download

their free trial and see if it meets your needs. They

also have thousands of 3D pants available in their

libraries and collections. 

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1 hour ago, Rich_Winsor said:

As Mick mentioned Xfrog (https://www.xfrog.net/) has 

3D modeling software. You might want to download

their free trial and see if it meets your needs. They

also have thousands of 3D pants available in their

libraries and collections. 

 

Thanks Rich , I knew they did some (all) of Chiefs 3D models at one point , but did not realize they were also selling their

Software ( as well as their Libraries) , and if you need 3D plants a lot, it is pretty reasonable at $129 on sale currently

for MAC and Windows Os's, if someone wants to add that to their repertoire.

 

https://www.xfrog.net/xfrog-software

 

Mick.

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xfrog 3d modeling looks like it will do what I need.  gona take me awhile to learn it.  When I have created the plants I need, I'll let you know and provide access to everyone to them

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Just took a look at Blender.  Both xfrog and Blender will do the job.  Gona look at both and see which is more intutive to use.  I will post a review of both from a newbe perspective for others to see.

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27 minutes ago, NealFlora said:

Just took a look at Blender.  Both xfrog and Blender will do the job.  Gonna look at both and see which is more intuitive to use.  I will post a review of both from a newbie perspective for others to see.

 

 

Thanks Neal...........

 

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And for others who find this thread, especially those from Downunder         OzBreed Plants   .......  has free libraries available here 

 

https://www.ozbreed.com.au/landscape-gardening-plants-3d-graphics/

 

and 2D Pngs and 3D downloads as 1 File here :

https://www.ozbreed.com.au/3d-graphics/

 

Mick

 

 

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