Blender Addon | Speedtree Import Helper | Vfx Grace

by VFX Grace in Scripts and Addons

Working Environment:

Blender 2.79, 2.80, 2.81

Installation Method:

Blender Addons manager installation

Blender->Edit->Preferences->Addons->Install from fileā€¦

Define path and select SpeedTree_Import_Helper executable file

Feature Introductions:

  • Reads stmat files, and simultaneously imports files in ABC, OBJ, and FBX formats in batches
  • Supports Cycle Renderer and Eevee Renderer
  • Connects the maps by using PBR material nodes
  • Lets users freely change the intensity of the backlight when importing files

Other Features:

  • Lets users choose whether to create image nodes or not for the missing textures
  • Corrects the scale and rotation of the model of the FBX format

Planned Features:

  • Supports the import of vertex colors and makes the color of trees richer
  • Supports Collection
  • Supports the automatic switch to ACEScg color space

Notes:

  • The textures, model files, and Smart files exported from SpeedTree need to be placed in the same folder
  • If you use the addon in Blender 2.79, you must set render engine to Cycles, otherwise, it will fail to import files
  • The speed of importing the models of OBJ and FBX formats will be slower than the ABC format because of Blender itself
  • Blender cannot import ABC files of data types in HDF5 format due to the limitation of Blender itself