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Check out neat new Blender plugin Baga Ivy Generator

Thursday, November 24th, 2022 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Architectural visualisation artist and tools developer Antoine Bagattini has released Baga Ivy Generator, a neat new plugin for generating procedural vegetation in Blender.

The tool – an expanded version of Bagattini’s popular free ivy generator plugin – makes it possible to grow over 30 species of climbing plants over 3D surfaces in a scene.

Good-looking, easily controllable 3D ‘ivy’ for architectural visualisation and illustration in Blender
Like its predecessor, Baga Ivy Generator uses Blender’s new geometry nodes system to generate 3D vegetation procedurally to cover any underlying mesh.

However, unlike the free version, users aren’t limited to ivy alone: the plugin generates 30 species of climbing plants, including different types of Clematis, Wisteria, Bougainvillea, roses and hops.

As well as selecting entire meshes, users can guide the growth of the plants by drawing paths on a mesh’s surface: both to direct the growth of the central stem, and to define the extent of side shoots.

Branches can be deleted according to proximity to other objects – making it possible to remove ivy from windows, for example – and the form of the foliage adjusted by editing parameters for leaves and flowers.

The vegetation is compatible with Blender’s Eevee and Cycles render engines, with a proxy system to improve interactive performance, and the option to set different resolutions for the viewport and final render.

It is also possible to generate loopable wind animations for the plants.

System requirements
Baga Ivy Generator is compatible with Blender 3.3. It has a MSRP of $60.

The free ivy generator is still available, both as a standalone tool and as part of the free BagaPie modifier, both of which are compatible with Blender 3.0.

Read more about Baga Ivy Generator on Antoine Bagattini’s Gumroad store

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