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Mega Tree 3D from one side

Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by nzlongfellow, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. nzlongfellow

    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    I am working on my new layout after the move. My mega tree is made of 22 x 5m pixel strips (30 pixels/m) with the strips taped onto 20mm PVC Tube.
    Now my tree will only be seen from one side. Was still thinking of doing a 360 or 270 tree but facing all the strips to the front. Base of tree will be about 3.6m dia.


    Anyone done this?


    Or maybe I start again and use pixel nodes cable tied to strands and use the pre-made strips as garden boarders.
     
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    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    I personally would only use strips for a 2D tree.
    I would never be happy with the way the strip was facing on a 3D one be it 360 or 270.
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    I agree with Steve. Strips work great for 2d ray trees and nodes for 360 trees. Attaching strip to conduit can give you a straight roof/house/window outline.
     
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    I may be missing something here. What exactly did you mean by 'from one side' ? Did you mean the front only or the front and side ie why the qn re 270/360 (rather than 180 or flat) ?
     
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    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    Hi Gerry, was trying to retain a 3D effect.
    My original design was to be seen only from the front on an indoor stage in a theatre and lowered onto the stage by the counter-weight system so was a fan style layout.
    Might just return to the style and leave it static.
    Thanks everyone.
     

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