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SOUL TREE AVATAR by DEFCON Emy

SOUL TREE AVATAR by DEFCON Emy

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Projects based on trees are for obvious reasons a bit of a rarity. This is often because there aren't many famous or particularly inspiring trees around in films or games. However, forum user DEFCON Emy has found one tree that;s an excellent theme for their project - the glowing Tree of Souls from Avatar.

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But how on earth do you go about creating a scratchbuild in the shape of a tree, never mind make it look like the illuminated willow-like connection to Eywa? Thankfully DEFCON Emy is fast showing us how with some very realistic roots and trunks made here using clay.

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Mod of the Month July 2012 SOUL TREE AVATAR by DEFCON Emy

Of course the most anticipated feature with the project is its glowing branches and these are set to look spectacular, with a combination of optical fibres and LEDs. It's a fascinating project that hasn't even started to acquire any PC hardware yet so be sure not to miss when this arrives.

Head over to the forum to cast one of your votes for it.