Check Out JZTrees, a Free Houdini Tool to Create and Simulate Trees

Joshua Tilbrook’s JZTrees is an open-source toolkit to make vegetation generation and FX easier.

If you are looking for an easier way to generate and animate trees and other vegetation in Side FX Houdini, then check out JZTrees. The free and open-source Houdini toolkit can provide powerful procedural modeling of vegetation and trees and ease the pain of animating and simulation trees and vegetation.

Generate and Animate Trees.

The tool comes from Joshua Tilbrook, a CG Generalist and FX Artist located in Sydney, Australia.

“Staring this project around the middle of 2020, JZTrees started as a small tool designed to model trees in Houdini,” Tilbrook says.

“It quickly It grew to a target of handling much more than just modeling. JZTrees is capable of powerful procedural modeling of vegetation and trees and easing the pain of animating and simulation trees and vegetation.”

JZTrees makes use of Houdini’s KineFX framework, letting you art-direct procedural wind and growing animation and Wire and Bullet simulation to simulate an interactive tree.

“Over time I plan to build more tools and features to improve the toolkit. This project has been a passion project of mine for a long time now. It is free to download and use.”

Get JZTrees.

You can download and use JZTrees for free – learn more here.

If you enjoy using JZTrees, please donate here to support its continued development.

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