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Plant Design & Ecosystem Functions
Plant Design & Ecosystem Functions
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Instructor Run Time Media Format Video Resolution Download File Size
Nicholas Pellegrino 5h 49m MP4 1920 x 1080 956 MB (.zip)
Plant Design & EcoSystem Functions includes nearly 6 hours of training for Vue Infinite/xStream and Photoshop, instructed by Nicholas Pellegrino from asileFX. In this training you will learn to: customize Vue plant species, create custom texture maps in photoshop, and design ecosystem functions in vue. Below you will find more information about each training topic and the lesson contents.

Training produced with Vue 9.5 xStream (standalone) and Photoshop CS4 Extended. Alternate numeric entries are given to Vue users with Vue 8.5 and under throughout the training, in order to match the settings of Vue 9+. Included Vue scene files will require Vue 9 and higher to load. All provided source photographs and texture maps will work with any version of Vue. Included Photoshop files require version CS2 or higher. Alternate Photoshop editing techniques are given to CS2 users that do not have access to the quick selection tool, introduced in CS3.
Lessons:
Grassy Ecosystems Treecosystems Designing a Clover Species
Grassy EcoSystems  
In 6 lessons you will learn to:
Create various grass texture maps by using source photographs and flatbed scanned grass; Customize several grass species for foreground ecosystems; Design functions to control ecosystem density, scaling, alpha, presence, and underlying materials; Use noise to create curvature and vertical bumps on individual blades of grass; Render alpha maps using Vue trees.
Grassy EcoSystem - Lessons
SolidGrowth Overview - Material setup - Custom plant species - EcoSystem setup - Dense grass species - EcoSystem functions p1 - EcoSystem functions p2 - EcoSystem functions p3 - Procedural bump & highlight functions - Finding total unique geometry objects per plant species
Creating grass texture maps - Color variation textures - Dead/brown grass texture maps
Treecosystems  
In this lesson you will learn to:
Create high resolution trees for foreground vegetation; Use the EcoSystem painter to apply leaves to trees; Populate leaves and plants onto tree trunks.
Treecosystem - Lesson
Treecosystem Painting & Population Techniques for High-Res Trees
Designing a Clover Species  
In 2 lessons you will learn to:
Create color, bump, alpha, and specular maps from scratch, without the use of photographs; Apply texture maps to vue species and create an ecosystem.
Designing a Clover Species - Lessons
Clover texture maps p1 - Clover texture maps p2
Species creation & ecosystem setup
Suggested Knowledge Level:
Training produced in:
Vue xStream 9.5 x64
& Photoshop CS4 Ext
Some prior knowledge of the Vue and photoshop interface suggested.
Playback Requirements:
CPU: 1.5 GHz +
Memory: 512 MB +
HD Space: 1 GB +
Any browser capable of running Flash Player 9+. Or any media player capable of playing MP4 video.
Navigation and menus are HTML.
Video files may be run with a media player.
(See Installation and Codecs for more information about the MP4 format)

Mozilla Firefox and Flash 10 are recommended but not required.
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