Black Friday / Cyber Monday Blender Market Sale

It is almost a tradition by now: BlenderMarket will have a sale during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
This means serious discounts on participating products and of course my add-ons are on sale too!

Check out BlenderMarket to see if that special product on your wish list now has an orange 'sale' label.

BCon19 BlenderMarket sale

It is almost a tradition by now: BlenderMarket will have a sale during the Blender Conference.
This means serious discounts on participating products and of course my add-ons are on sale too!

Check out BlenderMarket to see if that special product on your wish list now has an orange 'sale' label.

New release of IDMapper

A new release of IDMapper is currently available on BlenderMarket
This new version is a bugfix release that besides minor fixes also fixes an error that might occur when trying to assign colors based on material ids. Furthermore the manual has been updated to reflect Blender 2.8x layouts and the add-on has been tested against Blender 2.81-beta.

Space Tree Pro ported to Blender 2.80



Space Tree Pro, the first add-on I published on BlenderMarket way back in 2015 has been quite succesful. The add-on allows you to create parametric trees that you can keep on tweaking even after finalizing them and allows for interaction with the environment, for example grow less branches in shadowy areas and not grow into walls at all, amongst tons of other features.

Blender 2.80

As soon as Blender 2.80 was on the horizon people started asking whether a version of Space Tree Pro would be available for the new Blender. Because I have several add-ons on the market and Space Tree Pro is one of the more complex ones, it ended up last.

However, as of today Space Tree Pro 2.80 is available on my BlenderMarket shop!
Existing customers can download the new version free of charge from their BlenderMarket account.

The add-on is fully functional, including support for grease pencil drawn branches and trees created with older versions of Space Tree Pro can be used with the new version. The manual however is still a work in progress and still shows screenshots from the older version. The functionality is the same though so that shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Remarks

While porting I found a bug: a shadow collection (group) only seems to work correctly when you have also configured an exclusion collection (group). I think I can fix this but I am reluctant to do so as it might break backward compatibility so I am hoping for some feedback on this from users.

People looking for a more interactive way of drawing trees might want to have a look at NewGrowth: draw trees interactively.

newgrowth exclusion zone (new feature and price drop)

A new exclusion zone has been added to the NewGrowth add-on.

This add-on allows you to design trees in Blender interactively.

And just for fun I lowered the price to just under 30$ Check it out on my BlenderMarket shop while this offer lasts!


DumpMesh: 2.80 update

Previously I wrote about a small add-on that can create a small add-on on the fly the will recreate a mesh object with all its associated geometry data.

This add-on is now updated to Blender 2.80 and available from GitHub.

for more details see the post mentioned.

NewGrowth Interactive tree design, Blender 2.80 edition

Today I am happy to announce the Blender 2.80 edition of my NewGrowth add-on.

The add-on allows you to design trees interactively and later even adjust some parameters of the generated tree mesh.

An introduction and a feature overview are avaliable in the next two videos (still showing the 2.79 user interface)

The add-on is available on BlenderMarket.