Foliage

As most foliage systems natively work with lattice geometry, our new Carbon N-Lattice is making it even easier to integrate Carbon into your existing workflow for all types of plants and foliage applications.

Having the option to use lattice guides with different resolutions makes this new feature so versatile that it can be used to simulate a large variety of plants, ranging from thousands of low-resolution leaves on a tree to a few dozen high-resolution fern leaves.

Below are videos of fern simulations. Keep in mind that each and every object in Carbon is fully integrated and can interact/collide with any other Carbon object. You can see how the fern grows and bends along the tree trunk in the second video.

Alternatively, one could imagine an animal walking by the fern and brushing the leaves with its body; or fruits falling down from the tree and landing on the leaves, deforming them under their weight.

Fern with wind blowing .....

 

Simple fern growing and moving in the wind. This simulates at >14 fps on a modern Desktop.

 

Fern growing by a tree and moving in the wind.

 

For more information on the N-Lattice requirements check out Carbon N-Lattice Overview.