Tropism is a fully procedural tree/vine/vein generator plugin for Modo built on custom Mesh Operators. It is based on the great Space Colonization Algorithm
(non exclusive permission) by Adam Runions.FEATURES
- Grow entities like trees, shrubs, plants, twigs, hedges, veins, vines, lightning bolts in real time
- Grow inside mesh boundaries, on mesh surfaces, along curves, in particle systems...
- Paint particles on mesh surfaces and see vines grow in real time where you paint
- Define location of the growth using one or more locators (roots)
- With several roots all entities will compete for space without branch collisions
- Use mesh volumes, deformers, effectors to shape, deform and animate the growth
- High/Low poly generation controls (quads, sds)
- Mesh UV-mapping automatically generated
- Control the growth using curve guides
- Twig/Leaf system controls
- Create custom billboards and scatter leaves using Modo Replicators
- Multiple animation controls for growth
- Sketch or create random twigs and bake to textures
- And much more.... visit the forum
Tropism V1.0 for Modo 13 or 14
Windows 10 (64-bit), Mac OSX 10.13-14
MacOS Catalina 10.15 (not officially supported but works if a gatekeeper exception is added)
- The PointScatter meshop scatters free floating vertices (semi particles) in any closed mesh volume, on any mesh surface, along any set of curves. It can also distribute points in the shape of a basic tree/bush.
- The SPCOperator meshop grows curves in different ways to mimic the typical structure of different kinds of vegetation based on attractor points (the semi particles).
- The SproutPass is a meshop that manipulates curve vertices in different ways to mimic growth.
- The TwigOperator lets you add additional polylines/curves from the curve tip along any curve towards its start point with lots of control. It also adds particles with transformation control to the curve tips that can be used by replicators to distribute prototype leaves/twigs/billboards to its positions.
- The CurveMesher generates a mesh along any set of curves in a mesh layer with lots of control to detail and UV mapping. What is unique with this mop compared to other similar curve mesher tools in Modo is its ability to understand curves that are attached to each other based on certain rules. It understands the typical structure of a tree.
- 10+ example scenes containing many of the examples shown in the demo video and 2 hours free online training (youtube)
(You can combine all of these MeshOps with Modo standard MeshOps but be aware that you will most certainly find combinations that won't do what you expect even though all Tropism MeshOps follows the Modo standard.)
- Tropism does not include any texture packs or presets.
- Please watch the youtube videos before buying. We generally don't refund unless you have technical problems we are unable to solve.
- Tropism is currently developed by one single person (spare time). You can expect the support to be according to a best effort via email, slack or other social media channels.
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