G Scatter – a useful free plug-in for Blender
The G Scatter plugin is currently in beta testing, it allows you to draw vegetation such as grass in a Blender scene and comes with its own set of built-in 3D plant models.
G Scatter gives users the ability to paint scattered objects and customize the results, using control options for properties such as density, scale and rotation.
The plugin itself builds on Blender’s new Geometry Nodes system, which was expanded in this month’s 2.93 release, providing a more user-friendly interface to the toolset.
G Scatter comes with its own set of plants, including grasses, herbaceous plants and moss. The plugin can also be used with other 3D objects from the Graswald resource library, 78 of which can be downloaded for free via Gtry, a demo version of Blender’s commercial tools with a limited feature set.
The commercial Graswald and Graswald Pro plugins provide more advanced scatter parameters as well as seasonal and colour variation controls, and in the case of Graswald Pro, wind physics.
G Scatter is available for free for Blender 2.93 and above. It is currently in beta testing. Grasswald costs $49, Graswald Pro $99 for a personal license or $199 for a team license. There is also an option to purchase the full Graswald 3D Plant library for $79 for individuals or $179 for teams.