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| Dryad…Is an example of a potentially good program made crap by its insistence on having an open connection to the internet.|
It’s free 3d tree-creation software. It can only save in .OBJ format, which is not really a problem, but it insists on uploading created trees to its server – there is no option not to.
Block Dryad with your firewall? You can try – if you want to crash the program.
Maybe I’m missing something?
Well, it *is* ‘free’ software… I’d rather pay a few bucks than have this forced internet connection nonsense.
Anyone else tried it?
| "nawi" beat you to it: http://www.blitzbasic.com/Community/posts.php?topic=75160 |
| It does not only upload trees, but also download new trees, as the FAQ states. So basicly there's a lot of traffic behind the scene. Not really the thing I like.|
BTW if you need trees, how about our old open source project, simple tree creator. Mod the source as you want. These trees are however created with a single mouseclick:
| I forgot about "jfk's" tree creator - it's very good. |
| I use TreeMagik for my projects, but I'm always on the look-out for other tree creation software (free or otherwise).|
JFK: I think I tried your tree creator ages ago, but like Puki I forgot about it. Will give it another shot later when I'm on my Windows system. Thanks.
| woah, those trees are sweet! The light softly transfers from bright to dark on the trees, giving the appears of actually having billions of pines! How?? |
| Billions of pines? The scene is lightmapped with gile[s]. The app (stc) is using a simple cone as the trunk, but you could also load a mesh. Each branch is made of a single quad (bended in the middle). A masked texture is applied. These are true low poly trees, about 60 Tris per tree only. The random branch algorithm is very simple and could be optimized a lot. |