Made a separate vanilla minecraft build using similar technique on making trees and plants from my previous cambodian build. Wanted to share this to show how detailed forest can be without using any resourcepacks and mods.
Used a lot of floating / combined plants for detailing. And also some biome coloring for green color variations (doesn’t show on this preview, but ingame)
Also testing out realistic plant shading in sketchfab (using minecraft lol)
Map download (1.12.2) : http://www.mediafire.com/file/ji81huvq8bfidki
Minecraft, WorldEdit, MCEdit for map making and clean up
Mineways for model export
3ds Max for making second set of UV, and AO texture baking