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Student Design Contest

Jun 16, 2013

Published in: University News

Student Design Contest

This contest has ended!

Design a 3-D tree in SketchUp for use in rendering Landscape Architecture Plans and win a 3-D printer!

We are after the veritable holy grail of 3D graphics -- we want a tree that looks realistic and natural, yet has a small file size and processing impact.  What this means, is we cannot render every pine needle, we must simplify its structure, in new and brilliant ways.  By utilizing transparent textures, repetitive branch and leaf components, and so on, a realistic looking tree can have a file size of under 200kb, and be comprised of fewer than 2,000 total edges.

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