Large "Vue"s

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A detailed tutorial how to make your Vue-scenes look very, very large without killing your harddisk.


thomaskrahn on 6:02PM Fri, 03 January 2003

What you can achieve...



When you're done with with this tutorial, you'll be creating entire forests in no time. Using alphaplanes, large forests which would have killed your hard drive can easily be created and the final scene will probably be about 3 MB or less. The image attached has got a total filesize of 3.2 MB. If every tree was a model, it would have been closer to 100 MB!

Tutorial Comments


malaiarasan  6:38AM Fri, 10 August 2007

Very nice Idea Thanks

egamez  3:03PM Tue, 04 April 2006

How do you create an alpha plane??????????? You said "created an alpha plane..." How do you do that??? I think you need to explain in more detail..

BadMotorScooter  5:28PM Wed, 19 January 2005

Excellent tutorial which has really helped shape my ideas on taking my own plans for Vue forward, :-)

kitz  3:12AM Wed, 28 January 2004

Very useful tutorial and good illustrated - it's excellent. Thanks !

rdf  12:28AM Wed, 22 January 2003

Nice tutorial, well written, and useful -- just the way it ought to be. Thanks!

lucky  3:40AM Thu, 16 January 2003

very nice..you have make alpha channel in VUE..experience from 3D

wendymaree  1:07AM Thu, 16 January 2003

Thomas, the forested images you've created are truly breathtaking. I kept imagining how excited I'd felt if I'd suddenly come upon these images in a computer game. I'd have felt like I was really there. Thank YOU for taking the time to share. wendy

DeZ  7:45PM Wed, 15 January 2003

Excellent simplicity for achieveing wonderful landscapes. I think you have given me new inspiration for returning to Vue after some writers block. Thank you very much for sharing!

jimiclaybrooks  11:09AM Wed, 15 January 2003

As a guy who used to paint these types of landscapes for a living, I can only say,... Thomas, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

Ameniatha  9:30AM Wed, 15 January 2003

eish...this is super. I am definately going to try this, and am certainly looking forward to the following ones...woohoo. Thanks a bunch.

TAMEZ  10:12PM Tue, 14 January 2003

Gracias por los tips Thomas, se agradece tu generosidad. Un abrazo

sms27203  7:27PM Tue, 14 January 2003

thank you thank you thsi will really help me out a lot and Im sure my cpu will thank you also my system kept crashing it just couldnt handle all those trees

Flycatcher  7:23PM Tue, 14 January 2003

Excellent tutorial - beautifully illustrated and explained. At last I have a significant use for the alpha plane. Thank you very much.

Bluemonk  1:49PM Tue, 14 January 2003

thank you very much this is very helpfull the best VUE tutorial i have ever seen :D:D

n0_dna  1:17PM Tue, 14 January 2003

Wow. Amazing and insightful, well written and concise. Thank you so much.

lethaldose  12:58PM Tue, 14 January 2003

You're a genious man! Great tutorial and nice picture on page nine! Will definately try this out! Thanks man!

bernieloehn  8:23AM Tue, 14 January 2003

Hey, Thomas super Tutorial! Vielen Dank! Bernie

underzog  6:00AM Tue, 14 January 2003

Hi, first of all, thanks for that great tutorial. It has certainly inspired me a lot. Just a question, can this be done in bryce ?. Thanks again.

Pete_Exxtreme  4:30AM Tue, 14 January 2003

Thomas, u did really a great job, becausei already killed my PC by trying to do such pics with real trees !!!

franztsx  2:48AM Tue, 14 January 2003

Thomas, I know you are a "great master", but with this you realy make all the Vues render G R E A T P I C T U R E S, without spend a lot of time/disk/space. In the past i work sometimes with alph-planes but your tecnique is 10 light years advanced. :) Thanks for made this tutor!!!

BillyGoat  6:24PM Mon, 13 January 2003

Hey! This helped me soooo much! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this for us. I hope to see a solid block of 'Forest' renders in the gallery :-) BillyGoat

bluevenus  3:03PM Mon, 13 January 2003

This is a great tutorial, thanks! I've definitely got to try it out :)

animasalva  2:21PM Mon, 13 January 2003

Thomas you are a really master!! Thank's a lot for your work, I hope to put all you science in my next images. Massimo ;-)

haegerst  1:37PM Mon, 13 January 2003

Thomas this is great! Ive worked with Alpha Planes before, but the idea of using a whole Line of Trees to build a forest is superb! Im sure this can help us all saving rendering time and disc-space. Thanks Thomas!!!! Stefan