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Wed, Mar 9, 2005 at 8:24:48 PM | Transparent Trees

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Does anyone have a good method for making trees (preferably leaves only) transparent for rendering, so that buildings behind them can be seen? Thanks for the thoughts. Post edited on 2005-03-09 14:25:27

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Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 1:31:26 AM | RE: Transparent Trees

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Osir Did you ever find any transparent trees? I come from a 3d studio VIZ world and the low rez, easy to modify size/density, cotton candy type trees were perfect for preliminary studies. No building hiding issues there. I must be missing something but it seems that all the renderings I see have the overly complex rending trees, so I am looking too. I am surprised at the lack of response to your post. Hope you found some Jim

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Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 1:42:28 AM | RE: Transparent Trees

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Yes, I was surprised by the lack of enthusiasm for this subject, as well. Here's two methods, neither as simple as you would hope it would be: 1) make or change existing tree component, assigning a transparent texture/color to the leaf surfaces. Not a good option because it bogs down regen time, especially in the quantity that trees usually come in. 2) place trees on a layer, set up the still views as pages, turn off the tree layer, export the desired view, turn the tree layer on and every other layer off, export the same view, recombine in Photoshop, make the tree layer transparent as needed. This is the way I have been doing it, b/c you get more control... but have to update the Photoshop file every time something changes in SketchUp model. Also, doesn't work for fly-thrus, unless you have potent video editting software. If any other thoughts come up, please add!

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Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 2:16:28 AM | RE: Transparent Trees

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Osir thanks for the input. I still want to find or make some simple tree forms for the design phase that are stylistic and easy to alter. I will keep you posted. I thought there would be a simple switch to turn off the accurender files that load for rendering allowing the simple place holder tree forms that show up in the model to render, but I can't see it. Time for me to play. I am surprised this doesn't irritate more of us to not have trees render in a way appropriate for a preliminary study. Thanks Osir

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Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 3:03:09 PM | Transparent Trees

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Try this.

http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=7324


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