Changing Leaves on Plants

To replace the leaves on plants you need a color picture of a new leaf and an alpha picture of the shape of the same leaf to make everything outside the shape transparent. I downloaded the leaves I'm showing here from Varian's website. Let's now replace the plum leaves with crimson leaves. Grow a plum tree and double-clik it to enter the plant editor.

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1. Clik at the leaf button to enter the leaf editor
2. Look where the hooking point is placed in the original leaf.

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3. Clik the Load Color picturebutton and browse to the color picture of the leaf
4. Clik the Load Alpha picturebutton to load the corresponding alpha picture (in this case it's "tCrimson.gif)
5. To put the hooking point in the right place just left-clik at about the same position as it was in the original leaf
Clik OKand your tree has new leaves.
For those who don't have a Vue versión with plant editor let's see how to change the leaves in the material editor instead. Grow a plum tree and in the material preview clik the arrows to go to the leaf material. Double-clik it to enter the material editor. To make it easy we'll use the basic material editor.

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1. Load the color map of your new leaf
2. Load the Alpha map of your new leaf
Clik OKand your plum tree has new leaves. I hope that's easy to understand and easy to follow.