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Postby olishea » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:45 pm

Tree line PNGs that I projected to a curved surface. Good to fill out your model background. Renders well.

I meticulously deleted all the sky from around the tree leaves and saved in render-friendly PNG.

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Due to a recent episode of theft, these tree lines will now only appear in the SketchUcation shop. Somebody has decided to distribute my work on their website without permission.

While these tree lines were made as a gift to the SketchUcation community, people have taken advantage and used this product to gain more hits on their own websites. The tree lines have been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

Nobody asked me permission to distribute and host my work, I was never even credited as the author.

The person involved even made a "Part 2" to my curved tree lines, again, without permission. The "Part 2" is of inferior quality with substandard masking. I do not want to be associated with that website or the "Part 2" collection of tree lines that I did not create or condone. The "Part 2" was made to look like I had produced them, using the exact same presentation, fonts, colours etc. However, this is where the similarities end. I believe it is deceiving to the community to release this "Part 2" because of the vastly inferior quality. I do not want my reputation to be tarnished by such inadequate work.

So...

1) The only places where you should ever see my tree lines are in the SketchUcation shop and in the Podium Browser.

2) If anyone sees my work elsewhere, please notify me immediately and I will be very thankful.

3) If anyone would like to distribute and host my work, please just ask. It only takes a minute.

Sorry to make a post that highlights this theft problem, but I can't tolerate someone taking advantage of my good nature.

Thanks and take care,

Oliver Shea
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby dlauch » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:13 pm

Great background, Thanks for sharing. The png is also useful for a background layer in photoshop. :P
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby olishea » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:06 pm

haha no worries! :thumb:

Remember you can scale the curved face so it can be as curvy/flat as you want it to be! :)
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:27 pm

Nice gesture Oli, much appreciated :thumb:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby massimo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:18 pm

Thanks Oli. :thumb:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby rangerrick » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:48 am

Thanks, Oliver. Should come in handy :D

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Postby nektares » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:11 pm

Thanks!
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:46 pm

no worries guys!!I will post some more when I have finished making them.

5 thank yous and 73 downloads!! :thumbd:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby TIG » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:34 pm

olishea wrote:5 thank yous and 73 downloads!! :thumbd:

Join the club... if I got a 'dollar' [or even a 'thank you'!] for every ruby that I wrote that's been downloaded from here... :roll:

Oh yeah... thanks - good idea ;)
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby jsmith » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:55 pm

thanks - great for sketchup and photoshop backgrounds!
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby tallbridgeguy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:41 am

Thanks X 74! (Thanks Oli and Thanks TIG!)

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Postby dermotcoll » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:01 pm

Cheers Oli,
Someday soon I hope to use it in a render!!! I will be looking some guidance so keep your ears peeled!!
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby dale » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:46 pm

Downloaded, and I was working with your treeline in Thea. Clip map worked perfectly, and it was just what I needed for the scene.
Thanks, I really appreciate this.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby Frederik » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:00 pm

Thanks for sharing this, Oli... :thumb:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby olishea » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm

No worries guys. Like I said, I will post some more when I have made them.

I'm glad it worked out for you Dale

Yeah, cool Dermot looking forward to it. remember you can layer these PNGs so you can have loads of other trees in front of this tree line.

It's supposed to be used to ambiguously fill out the background really.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby rickgraham » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:10 pm

Thanks Oli! I think I can make use of this in some upcoming projects.

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Postby olishea » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:54 pm

Good Stuff!

Here is another one:

TREE LINE 2:

SKETCHUP VIEW


TEST RENDER:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby boofredlay » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Thanks Oli.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby TIG » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:18 pm

Thanks again...
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby MtnArch » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:27 pm

Thanks for both, Oli!
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby massimo » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:47 pm

Thank you very much for the gifts. :D
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Postby alpro » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks Oli
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby EarthMover » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:32 pm

Very Nice Oli. Thanks bro..this will be very useful!
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby olishea » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:54 pm

its all good! and thank you earth mover for your scf plants. very kind of you. :thumb:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby dale » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:02 pm

The patience you have taken to clip the little holes through the trees really makes a difference. Thanks again.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby dylan » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:23 pm

Thanks Oli, these are fantastic. I will try one out on a project this weekend.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby solo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:24 pm

Quick Vue treeline, in .png.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby Alan Fraser » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:31 pm

Nice work Oli. In a similar vein, I've been using the planetarium program, Stellarium, for quite a while. One of its features is that it displays the sky from a realistic ground perspective...by using 360° panoramas. There's a whole bunch of them here, which have been submitted by users. They are all either single pngs or a group of 8 that butt together, so can be easily stitched. They all have the sky already removed (so you can see the stars, obviously), so will work fine in SU using its ready made graded sky.
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby olishea » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:47 pm

ah I see alan. some have halos around trees though which is a shame. great link though, vast resource. gonna have a play with some now. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

The patience you have taken to clip the little holes through the trees really makes a difference


I just used a leaf brush in photoshop with high scatter. no exact science to it really. just quick and dirty! I will make a few more.

good one pete :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: useful curved tree line

Postby Alan Fraser » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:56 pm

It's probably best to leave the groups of 8 as separate images and also chop up the single images...because of the havoc wrought by SU's OpenGL on imported images larger tham 1024.
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