Realistic Forest with Cycles Staff Pick

  • October 28, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: Blenderudit
  • License: CC-BY
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This scene has originally been made for a rendering with the software Mitsuba. However, I wanted to compare the results with Blender and redesigned it for Cycles. Let me know if you like it!


  • FayZee profile picture

    Looks very realistic, if a little blurred, though this would be correct for a background shot.

    How long did it take to render?

    Edited October 29, 2013
  • Blenderudit profile picture

    Hi! Thank you for your comment! Well with 500 samples it took me 1 day for 1980x720 pixels. However, I think that 100 samples and a noise filter can offer the same result.

    Written October 29, 2013
  • FayZee profile picture

    The more I look at it, the more amazed I am. It really is good :-)

    Written October 29, 2013
  • plaintextures profile picture

    very nice

    Written December 09, 2013
  • ggessex profile picture

    When I open up the blend file the trees are all pink, why is that?

    Written April 18, 2014
  • Blenderudit profile picture

    Probably because it cannot access to the textures. Did you uncompressed the zip?

    Written April 28, 2014
  • Allengib profile picture

    New Learner at blender downloading in hopes of learing to use

    Written May 28, 2014
  • DrNerf profile picture

    Looks stuning. I will try to use it as level if i succeed you are getting a credit!

    Written August 21, 2014
  • rahulpatil profile picture

    firstly i was worrying about the file size, and the rendering time it would take, but after i saw the results, i was stunned. Awseome work....

    Written August 26, 2014
  • tramlaw profile picture

    I can't open this, it crashes my video card every time.

    Written November 04, 2014
  • Wixieman profile picture

    Same for me. I thought I had a powerfull laptop, but this blend file is defintely huge!Hope I can use it anyway. Thanx for this.

    Written February 18, 2015
  • merru profile picture

    for some reason, I couldn't open the file lol error saying "NVIDIA OpenGL driver lost connection", and blender crash just like that wonder why

    Written March 05, 2015
  • lklleb profile picture

    What program did you use to make the tree ? Awesome scene btw

    Written April 18, 2015
  • drago055 profile picture

    Same problem here. Nvidia driver crashes

    Written April 26, 2015
  • AndyWBAV profile picture

    The blur is done in the composite layer. Opens OK in 2.82. Renders in about 20 mins on an IMac Pro. Going to try a little animation on this one.

    Written March 17, 2020
  • bunny78xx profile picture

    can i use your forest in my animated short film , i will give you credit . this is my dream

    Written June 23, 2020