Free: 18 Highly Detailed 3D Trees for Your Architectural Visualizations

The models are available as both OBJ and MAX files for your convenience.

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To the joy of architecture students, professionals and visualizers everywhere, we recently served up this handy pack of high-resolution 2D people with separate shadow layers to insert into your renderings. Given the popularity of that free gift, we’ve scoured our sources again in search of more useful modeling accessories, and have found another pack to help you make your visualization look that much more real: The helpful crew at Viz-People has offered up a series of realistic 3D trees for insertion into your models.

Every tree is from the same species — birch — but each one has a different trunk shape, coloring and density of foliage, ensuring that your scene will have just the right amount of natural variation. The models are available as OBJ files — ideal for most 3D modeling software — and MAX files, a format developed by Autodesk for use with 3ds Max.

Without further ado, click here to download the trees in the format of your choice now. Here are a few preview images that give a glimpse of what you can download:

For more on architectural visualizations, explore our continuing “Art of Rendering” series, including interviews with the experts from Methanoia, CGarchitect and MIR. For more personal stories from the world of ArchViz, enjoy these interviews with visualization maestros Victor Enrich and Alex Hogrefe — creator of the extraordinary Cliffside Retreat.

Finally, if you’re looking to get into the ArchViz industry yourself, start with these in-depth tutorials by rendering specialists that should help take your visualizations to the next level:

A Photographic Approach to Architectural Visualization

Striving for Real-Time Photorealism in Architectural Visualization

Create a Stunning Watercolor Visual Using SketchUp, AutoCAD and Photoshop

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