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01-15-2007, 03:34 PM
Hey, I got some pictures of this tree while I was in Mexico, and am wanting to model it. Problem is I need some more references but can't figure out what kind of tree it is.
It was found in Puerto Vallarta. Has a bunch of root/vine thingys all over, some which seem braided, and a very thick trunk. Here's some pictures.
Thanks guys. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
01-15-2007, 03:55 PM
I'm not sure of the exact type of tree you shot in mexico, but doing a search for "aerial roots" comes up with a few decent references for similar root systems. In Australia, occasionally ficus trees have aerial roots like the ones you show here and are just as bulky.
01-15-2007, 04:00 PM
It's a type of banyan tree. Google for that or strangler fig, you'll probably find what you're looking for.
01-15-2007, 04:15 PM
Ah banyan that's right. *slaps forehead* That'll look sweet in your cathedral Tulkamir.
01-15-2007, 04:19 PM
Sweet! Thanks guys. /images/graemlins/smile.gif Glad you think so Shape, I plan on making it the focal point in the end little alcove.
Thanks again! /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
01-15-2007, 10:52 PM
"Mangroves" might also be close to what you are after.
01-16-2007, 12:04 AM
Thanks Black Dog. /images/graemlins/smile.gif The more to look for the better.
I am having a problem though. I'm trying to find some decent textures for the foliage, but can't find any. I can find single leaves, but that's it.
Anyone know of a good site for foliage textures (or a good technique to make that kind of foliage)?
Thanks a bunch guys. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
01-16-2007, 11:14 AM
Reminds me of the penis tree. /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
I photographed a banyan in Florida a couple years ago. I can send you the full size if you like.
01-16-2007, 11:58 AM
Haha, goddamn those penis trees are freaky things.
And yea, it'd be wonderful if you send the full sized my way Eric. mlagran at gmail dot com if you would. /images/graemlins/laugh.gif Thanks a bunch man.
01-16-2007, 12:08 PM
Sure thing, sent.
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