About This File
This resource pack includes new models by Ztree and re-textures both of original Skyrim and GKBs plant, bushes and tree models. Among the trees and bushes you will find, are new pines, willows, sloe, birch, gorse, raspberry, oak, aspen, maple, poplar, junipers, heather, goat willow, mountain birch, alder and rowan. Ztree's new plants include crane's-bill, wood anemone, ferns, tulips, daffodils, crocus and different kinds of bushes. All in all there is about 330 models to play with.
This resource is used in the Hoddminir mod, and are made with that mod in mind. With some exceptions, these trees are spring and summer variants, and most have lush colours.
If you are modding the autumn/winter setting of Skyrim many of them will be out of place and way too green to fit in. Feel free to change any texture to fit your mod better.
If you are making your own tree you are welcome to use any of the textures included in this pack. I have included some additional textures as well.
* Different resolutions of this resource, 512, 1024 and 2048
* LOD files for the trees and a new tamrieltreelod.dds
* PSD file with images of trees for making your own treelod.dds (includes tree lods for GKB Green trees)
Compatibility with other tree mods
All trees can be used with other tree mods, but tree LODs are not compatible, it is still a work in progress.
Every worldspace needs a tree image atlas, and you can use the same atlas for all worldspaces. The atlas is composed of all the trees in that worldspace and this is required for tree LODs to work. Each tree has a TreeName_lod_flat.nif which is the model that will show in the distance as LOD. The TreeName_lod_flat.nif show the corresponding image of the tree in worldspacetreelod.dds atlas.
There can only be one such tree atlas for a worldspace, like the TamrielTreeLOD.dds file, and to be able to use LODs on trees from different resources the different images has to be combined. After that the TreeName_lod_flat.nif needs to be re-UV mapped to fit the new tree atlas.
I have provided a new TamrielTreeLOD.dds that includes these new trees and the atlas from GKB Green trees LODs, and all the trees in this resource pack is mapped to this file. I have not re-UV mapped all of GKBs trees, but if you wish to use both tree resources you can do this for the trees you are using. You can look at this guide if you wish learn more.
* A big thanks to Ga-Knomboe Boy for letting us use his tree models. All models named gkb are re-textures for the GKB Green Trees resource.
* Thanks to Dark Creations for hosting the Hoddminir project.
* Bethesda for the game Skyrim, tree and bush models used for re-textuing.
You can do what you want with this resource but I ask that you give me, Ztree, and Ga-Knomboe Boy credit if you distribute any part of this mod as part of your own work. If you want to use the textures for something else or change them that is OK.
What's New in Version 2.0
- v2.0 - 22/09/2014 - Updated LOD Trees files