Plug-in tree modules

Posted on July 10, 2015. Filed under: Project progress |

The trees planted beyond the Up platform at Culrain “some time before 1904” are an important part of the scenic treatment of Kyle of Sutherland. However, I didn’t want the distant views of hills to be completely blocked.  After some experimentation, I devised a scheme of “partial trees” inspired by Mike Clark’s article in MRJ No 34, 1989, but with a much more open model tree structure, and bearing in mind the recent perspective advice of Paul Bambrick.

Trees 6 150710       A trial module

By contrast, the mature foreground trees in front of the Down platform and by the roadside are about 50% taller. They have the dual function of forcing the perspective (in conjunction with the trees beyond the Up platform) as well as constraining the sight lines. That’s the theory.

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