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The Sapling addon (Sapling Tree Gen) is a built-in Blender add-on for generating Trees. It is disabled by default. Use this tag for questions relating to the use of the Sapling addon.

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How to access object editing menu [duplicate]

When you go to create something in blender, like a tree from the sapling addon, there are a bunch of parameters that you can modify, such as branch splitting, leaves etc. However if you click out of ...
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Is there any way to get separate objects with proper origins from Sapling addon?

This is my first post, I've got a lot of useful tricks from other people's Q&A sessions on here but now I have a very specific issue that I can't find a good answer to and I figured I should sign ...
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Blender sapling tree gen to UE4 [duplicate]

Is there a way to parent the tree with the leaves? When I export a tree I made, the tree and leaves come in as separate meshes.
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How to remove a preset on Sapling Tree Gen (Linux Mint)

I created some tree presets using the sapling tree gen addon. But I want to remove the presets that I made. How can I remove them? My OS is linux mint cinnamon.
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Make leaves head to branch direction (sapling addon)

I am trying to generate something with the sapling addon where the leaves (custom object from the screne in my case) are looking at the direction of the end of a branch. Seems what ever I try they are ...
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Blender sapling tree menu add-on not appearing

The blender sapling tree menu that usually shows up on the left hand side when tree is created is not showing up. Typically when the tree is generated the menu shows up but it is not showing up at all,...
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Blender sapling mesh leaves rotation

Hey guys, I was hoping to get some help with the leaf rotation with the sapling plugin. I'm finding that a custom leaf mesh seems to always orientate relative to the scene and not the branch direction....
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How to lock a menu (specifically Sapling Tree Gen)? [duplicate]

I am trying to play around with the Sapling Tree Gen Add-On, which allows me to create trees and modify them. But the problem is that the settings for the tree were in the Toolbox on the left (opened ...
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Sapling tree gen add-on - rotate branches longitudinally

I am interested in creating a fern with this tool. Unfortunately I can't get the 3rd level branches to rotate so that they're facing the sky, instead it only seems possible to have them parallel to ...
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Pine tree leaves using Sapling; giving stylized look

Trying to make a stylized pine tree (like in Among Trees Game) I can't figure out how to make leaves like these; so one falling on each side. Using the sapling plugin; is there a way to make it so ? ...
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blender sapling tree error; leaves rearrange to one direction

Creating a sapling tree in blender works well, for example this tree below However, if I select the leaves and go into edit mode, the leaves become like this at this point, I can undo(ctrl + z) and ...
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Un-Subdivide Sapling Mesh - Or High Poly to Low Poly

I am ultimately trying to take a sapling tree mesh and create a low poly mesh out of it. So I am manually removing small branches and doing edge loop deletions by hand. Auto un-subdivide modifier does ...
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How export animation of Sapling Tree Gen in unity?

I’ve created a tree in blender using the “Sapling Tree Gen”, with an armature, an animation and without leaf (I added them after with particle system and convert it, but this is another story xD) now, ...
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How can i make an interesting tree trunk without having to sculpt it?

I'm looking for alternatives to the sapling tree or modular tree addons, because I want to have more control over the trunk shape and I want the branches, trunk and roots to be one whole mesh instead ...
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Set initial rotation on branches

I am trying to generate a Norwegian spruce with the sapling addon. I have achieved this result: The problem is that the secondary branches have the wrong starting direction. The rotation between each ...
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How do you use a multiple leaf texture file on a sapling curve tree?

Textures.com offers leaf textures in a multiple-leaf-per file format. There are also six files for all the maps. Is the expectation that I open these in gimp and make them into separate images (...
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Sapling Tree Generator from Python console

This question has been asked multiple times, but the solutions still do not work. I am trying to create a sapling tree from the Python console. The command copied from the info console + "...
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(Video Included) Addon Wont Activate after Installation

I'm trying to enable an addon from a basic python template I saved, but it wont let me check the box to activate it. Here's what the problem looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGFOwwfikAA&...
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Cannot Confugure Sapling

So, um. Ticked in curves sapling addon, then saved preferences. Now, after adding the tree, configuration menu is grey and even clicks can't activate it. Thing tried: Reactivating addon Turning each ...
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How to tweak the radius scale of Sapling tree Gen add-on in blender v2.79?

I'm following a Youtube tutorial on how to create a tree. The person in the tutorial is using Blender v2.75 while I'm using v2.79. He decreased the tree's radius scale to make it look more realistic, ...
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Leaf variety in sapling addon?

I'm using the Sapling addon in 2.79, and I'm having trouble making the leaves look realistic. As you can see in the screenshot (sorry for the forest HDRI in the background; I know it made the image a ...
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Unable to individually give material to bark and leaves

I am using blender 2.79, and in using the sapling gen addon, I am unable to add different materials to both bark and leaves.I'm a total beginner, so it might be an error on my part.Please tell me what ...
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Cannot find way to make leaves seem to grow (sapling add-on)

I need help! I am making a blender project where a tree grows. The trunk and branches are working seamlessly (thanks to the bevel option), but I cannot find a way to make the leaves look like they ...
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Wind build up speed with sapling addon

I have a tree with a low wind speed, but I want it to build up into a storm with high wind speed. Is there a way to increase the intensity of the wind as the frames go on?
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Leaves Not Rendering Properly

I'm not very experienced with Blender, and am returning to it after quite a long break as well. So I'm not very familiar with Blender. Following this tutorial (@ 20min), and am running into an issue ...
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How to better optimize Cycles render

I have a pretty complex scene made up of 15 sapling trees (which are all duplicates of each other), each with leaves. Obviously this means I have really long render times. While rendering I noticed ...
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export to mesh particles and alpha-powered texture

I have a scene of nature with grass (particles), trees (sapling and particles) and I want to export the scene to mesh files (obj, ply or similar) with corresponding color value. Here are some problems ...
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Sapling addon panel back [duplicate]

When I select another object and transform it the Sapling tree generator panel is gone. I can't get it back when I reselect the tree. Is it possible at all to have the panel back?
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Sapling Tree not generated at 3d cursor

Everything but the Sapling Tree is generated at the 3d cursor. I need to create and configure the tree at a specific location and I can't move my scene due to it being geo-referenced. Any ideas? ...
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What is the best way to reduce polycount of the leaves

I have a small desk plant tree I modeled in Blender (using the Tree Sapling Generator) and it might be used in a game. It has a high polycount, so I've tried decimating it with the Decimate modifier ...
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My tree branches have holes at the tips

I'm using the Sampling generator and has you can see, for some reason, the little branches have these holes at the tips, why is that? And how can I get rid of them?
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Where is Sapling Tree in 2.79?

I work on 2.79 full release version. I have the sapling tree add-on activated. All tutorials i can find show the addon under Add>Curve>add tree. Its not there :(
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Sapling tree add on, can edit the trees after doing something else? [duplicate]

I'm working with the blender-version v2.77 and I'm making one of my first trees with the sapling tree add on. Does anyone of you know if you still can edit the trees after doing something else? So for ...
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Tree branches pointing downwards Sapling Addon

I am trying to make random tree shapes using sapling addon, i found that the default tree generation is generating branches pointing upward directions as shown in pic. I want these branches to point ...
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The menu with options for Sapling Tree Gen creation is no longer available [duplicate]

I using Blender 2.78 and this add-on: Add Curve: Sapling Tree Gen Problem: add-on menu is disappeared. I created tree and clicked Undo button to cancel action , but the menu dissapered. Turned into ...
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Sapling tree add on: leaves over multiple branch levels

I want to make a fir or spruce tree, but am actually stuck with generating the leaves/needles. They appear only on the last level of the branches, but on a real spruce there would be needles on the ...
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Blender Sapling Add-on Leaves not Showing up

I am using the blender sapling add-on to try create a realistic tree. I checked the 'show leaves' box and made the leaf shape rectangular. It looks like this. Then with the box checked. Will it ...
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How to select leaves on a sapling-addon tree when selecting their branch?

I'd like to use Ctrl+Numpad + in edit mode to select branches and leaves on a tree generated using the sapling add-on. I have a workflow to connect all of the branches to the trunk. However, I'm not ...
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Creating Sapling Tree in the Python Console still not working

I encountered an error adding a tree using sapling in the python console, see here: Creating Sapling Tree in the Python Console and the suggested solution was to use INVOKE_DEFAULT. However I tried ...
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How to find if a point is inside a CURVE

This question is a kind of follow up to this question How to find if a point is inside a mesh?, just in a different context. That is how to basically apply the same thing for curve objects such as ...
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Sapling tree addon - improper leaves

I am using Blender 2.78c and trying to make a tree. When I decide the size, shape, variation of my tree, I add the leaves. Everything looks fine, but when I add the leaf material, the leaves get ...
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How to add local attributes of an operator to a `bpy.app.handle`?

I want to add local attributes of an operator to a bpy.app.handle. So my solution was this: ...
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Creating Sapling Tree in the Python Console

I'm trying to create a Sapling Tree object using Python. The Sapling Tree is an object that comes from this add-on: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Curve/Sapling_Tree I'...
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Sapling addon leaves of different size

I am using Blender Sapling addon to generate trees. However the leaves look so alike in term of size. There is a leaf scale variation parameter but I am not sure if it varies the leaves on a tree or ...
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Saplings as hair don't line up

I'm using the sapling generator to make a little forest scene using the Particle System. My issue is, with default Particle settings, the leaves don't line up with the branches. how do I combat this?
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Sapling addon - Is it possible to have controls for split levels over 4?

I'm making a tree with split level 5. Unfortunately Sapling addon give control only on 4 levels of branches. I assume level 5 only inherit some of the setting of first 4 levels. I would like to ...
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What do the 'Custom shape' options on the Sapling Tree Gen add-on do?

I downloaded Sapling Tree Gen 2.78 and I can't find any help. What do the 4 lines of Custom Shape mean?
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Why isn't my sapling rendering?

I have set up a fairly simple scene and have gone through the process of making and animating a sapling. I left it as a curve and applied a material to it. When I hit render, the tree doesn't show at ...
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Blender 2.78a sapling add-on vertical attraction

When I learned Blender, was with the version 2.77 and in the sapling add-on was an option called vertical attraction that make the branches in shapes that looks like a tentacles, now in the latest ...
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Reduce "Synchronizing Object" time for Tree Curve

I've set up a sapling curve using the tree add on. I've left it as an animated curve. When I go to render in cycles, the rest of the scene Synchronizes fine, but then I get stuck with the message "...
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