What is Terra Scans?
Terra Scans is a professional high-quality nature asset pack containing 191 different photoscanned nature assets in 12 categories. All assets have been retopologized and optimized to be used with Blender.
Terra Scans helps you to:
- Improve your renders with highly realistic assets
- Add details to your scenes
- Save time creating photorealistic nature scenes
- Make your ArchViz scenes look more realistic with photoscanned nature decorations
With Terra Scans you can enjoy all the benefits of using photoscanned assets without having to invest a lot of time and money into creating them yourself! Every asset was photoscanned, carefully retopologized and optimized for Blender by us. All of our materials were set up to work in both Cycles and Eevee! Terra Scans has also been optimized to be used with a custom addon or with the default built in Asset Browser in Blender. Terra Scans is also compatible with Scatter5 and 36 premade biomes are now included in the purchase.
All of our models are physically accurate, because photoscanning results in an exact 1:1 replication of the real object. So for the first time ever, you’ll have nature assets that are as realistic as possible. No texture fakery, or guesswork modelling, everything is honest to the real subject.
Optimized for Blender
Most photoscanned models suffer from one problem and that is: overly dense meshes.
This makes them frustrating to use, as they slow down the viewport and increase rendertimes. This is why each of our assets was carefully retopologized from millions of polygons to an average of 200-20k polys by us. This way you can keep your scenes light and fast while still enjoying a high amount of detail.
All of our models have high resolution texture sets, so our assets can also shine in extreme closeup renders even though they are rather lowpoly.
Easy to use
In order to make it really easy for you to use our assets, we integrated them into an addon.
Just install the addon and select the asset you want to import. Hit "Import Asset" and you're done! Really easy, right?
You can also easily specify the position you want the asset to be imported to by toggling between "At Cursor" and "At Origin".
For those of you that prefer to use Blender's built in Asset Browser, we also created an asset browser version of Terra Scans that is compatible with the Asset Browser. We have two download options available - one that is optimized for linking assets and one for appending assets. Just set up the library you prefer and click and drag the assets into the scene!
Terra Scans is now compatible with Scatter5! Scatter5 is a powerful scattering tool made for Blender that lets you create awesome particle systems with a few clicks. The .scatpack file provided with Terra Scans can easily be installed to Scatter5. Enjoy the 36 premade biomes included!
Fast Particle System Creation
Additionally to the biomes we added for Scatter5, we also added the Scatter Presets category to our addon and to the asset browser version of Terra Scans to speed up your workflow. The category contains presets for typical particle system setups such as grass or debris. When you import assets from the Scatter Presets category you automatically get all the assets you need for the particle system in an object collection. You can then easily select the object group in the Blender particle settings to create the particle system you want. This way you don't need to get used to a custom UI that may conflict with Blender's default particle system settings!
Randomize Assets Quickly
Nature is varied and random, so we've added a feature to automatically randomize the selected assets so their rotation, scale and location differ, giving the appearance of variation.
Real World Scale
All of our models have the correct real world scale when imported, to make it extremely easy for you to integrate them into your photorealistic scenes.
Normally models made by someone else are a pain to use, as you’ve gotta figure out how they built the file and set up the shader, so you can customize it.
That's why all of our assets have easily customizable shader groups. You can adjust all shader properties simply by playing around with the sliders. No fiddling with complicated node setups needed!
10 Tree Stumps
13 Scatter Presets
12 Logs & Tree Trunks
17 Debris Assets
5 Food Crops
11 Industrial Debris Assets
3 Miscellaneous Assets
All assets come with diffuse and normal textures, some even have roughness and SSS textures.
Due to the amount of time involved, photoscanned nature assets normally sell for $1-$20 each.
That means if you wanted to purchase 191 different nature scans, it'd cost you a staggering 184$-3680$!
If you wanted to recreate Terra Scans yourself, you'd also need about 800$ of equipment and it would take you roughly 700h!
But Terra Scans doesn't cost 3680$, not even 100$...
Terra Scans is only roughly 40$!
That's all you pay to never have to worry about photoscanned nature assets again.
We support the Blender Foundation
We love Blender! We would like to help it's development. We donate a percentage of each sale to the Blender Foundation for its growth!
Camera: Nikon D5600SS
Software: 3DF Zephyr, ZBrush, Blender, Poliigon.com, XNormal
Team: 9+ years of 3D experience
08.12.23 Terra Scans 1.2 Launch: Added the new Mushroom category
26.09.22 Fixed the normals of a few Scatter presets
14.09.22 Terra Scans 1.1 Launch: Added 36 biomes for Scatter5, added 24 new leaves, 2 new plants and 2 new scatter presets. Applied the scale to all objects and made minor changes to the free version
17.07.22 Added the collection assets option to the asset browser version
14.07.22 Fixed a small bug (water lily was missing) in the download files
13.07.22 Terra Scans Launch