The 3rd 2013 birthday giveaway is here! Exlevel will give one of you lucky followers a license of GrowFX - Their 3dsmax plugin for building and animating plants & trees. You will also have the chance to win a GrowFX license by sending 3d render/s you made showcasing great looking handmade foliage using any technique or software you like… procedural software and plugins included.
First Part Winner Announced
Congratulations to @ShaXdoW – Moh’d Salim
You are the lucky winner of a GrowFX License. Enjoy it!
You can still have pre-made 3d foliage models in your images, just make sure the main feature is a tree/s, plant/s, shrub/s, etc. made by you. Just like Mateusz Ledzki from 3dology Studio did last time with the great images you see above featuring his GrowFX creations.
About Exlevel & GrowFX
Founded in 2007, Exlevel specializes in 3D graphics and animation. Their goal is to create advanced technologies in three-dimensional modeling to help customers achieve more realistic visual effects and animation. They are dedicated to high standards of usability and put a special focus on user interfaces to make them friendly for beginners and professionals alike. The company is located in Russia.
Green Wall image by 3dmk
Their main product – GrowFX, is a system of modeling and animating plants for Autodesk 3ds Max. With it, you can recreate digitally a lifelike 3D model of any plant, from grass and trees to woodland. GrowFX lets you create broadleaf trees, conifers, palm trees, flowers, ivy and many other vegetational compositions. Its unique model building tools will help you create creeping plants, entwining scene objects, and shearing plants of any shape. Plants may bend around different objects. GrowFX is fully compatible with 3ds Max. All parameters can be animated. You can, for example, create a wind animation, plant growth animation and other kinds of animation you can imagine. There is also an opportunity to edit the parameters using MAXScript.
The power of GrowFX is best showcased by the work being done at 3dMentor, the creators of the HQ Plants series, where they use it to make large and small deciduous trees, conifers and shrubs (included in HQ-Plants Vol. 1 and HQ-Plants Vol. 2)
as well as various types of grass, field and ground cover (included in HQ-Grass Vol. 1)
How to Enter
All you need to do to enter is:
- Follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook by liking it
- Post a comment below, using the post to Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook check-boxes, telling how you use GrowFX in your workflow or how you plan too. If you have a nice real life project related story that will be most cool of all!
Here is an image preview to show were you should check these options while commenting further below, at the end of this post
The first part of this giveaway will close in two days, Thursday evening, August 29, 18:00 GMT, and a winner will be randomly selected shortly afterwards. This post will be updated with the winner information and Exlevel well get in touch with you.
The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing great handmade foliage will end on September 27. Please use the following form to send your renders.
A big thanks to Exlevel, for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if youre a winner!
If you are new to GrowFX or would like to learn more about how to use it, I recommend you read the article “GrowFX Custom Foliage Creation by Studio xoio”. You’ll know your way around GrowFX UI after reading it