Temperate Deciduous Trees
A selection of both popular and colorful temperate deciduous trees mainly from Northeastern America and East Asia planted in parks, gardens, or streets including excellent specimen trees with the wonderful floral display such as the Yoshino cherry, and Voss’s laburnum (golden rain tree) or large, broad-ovate leaved trees such as the foxglove tree ‘Lilacina’, and Southern catalpa or the London plane tree.
10 broadleaf tree species of Laubwerk Plants in 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasons each, for architects and CG artists working in 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and SketchUp.
Includes 360 Models
All Laubwerk Plants in this Kit come in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages, and 4 seasons. Here are a few examples of the variety:
Spring: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 10.
Autumn: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 10.
Voss’s laburnum (Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’) – rendering by Mario Kelterbaum using Cinema 4D and OTOY OctaneRender
Includes Free Laubwerk Player
The free Laubwerk Player plugin comes bundled with each of the Laubwerk Plants Kits.
Use the Laubwerk Player to easily load and control plant models inside Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, and Trimble SketchUp. Just drag-and-drop your 3D tree, set the shape, age, and season and level of detail control. Watch the lightning-fast rendering with inbuilt and 3rd parts renderer support.
Laubwerk Player Plugin
Inserting, controlling, and rendering great-looking 3D tree models has never been easier with the Laubwerk Player plugin! The Laubwerk Player provides immediate visual access to your Laubwerk plant library. You get multiple drawing options in the viewport (like simple hull shape or skeleton) for quick feedback and low memory usage while editing your scene. And when you’re satisfied, watch the Laubwerk Player dynamically render fully detailed plant models at amazing speeds, with automatic default materials and level of detail.
Plant Library Browser
The Plant Library Browser appears right in the 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, or SketchUp main menu and provides direct access to the Laubwerk Plants installed on your computer. Drag-and-drop your 3D tree species into your scene or replace existing trees. Loading the plants through the Plant Library Browser directly creates materials with basic shading and textures preassigned, saving you time and memory while you work.
The Plant Object represents a Laubwerk plant model in your scene by using low-memory hull or skeleton mode for easy placement. It dynamically loads the model’s age and shapes that you chose, creating a simple viewport approximation that allows you to apply model alterations and adjust the level of detail settings. Laubwerk Plant Objects are fully scriptable using MaxScript.
Dedicated support of V-Ray saves you time and memory. Instead of manually converting Laubwerk Plant Objects into V-Ray proxies, the Plant Object detects when V-Ray is used for rendering and dynamically creates the model’s geometry during rendering. This is the exact same process V-Ray uses for V-Ray proxies, just automatically applied without any manual setup.
Materials and textures are created on the fly – for the built-in renderer or third-party renderers.
- For 3ds Max, Maya, and Cinema 4D: mental ray, iray, Maxwell Render, Thea Render, Arnold, OctaneRender, Corona Renderer, and Redshift.
- For SketchUp: V-Ray for SketchUp and Thea Render for SketchUp.
- Plug and Play – One-click solution for architects and CG artists who need realistic 3D trees, immediately.
- Fast and Fluent – Render-ready 3D trees minimize the need for finetuning that can otherwise interrupt your workflow.
- Easy and Integrated – Drag-and-drop plants inside 3ds Max & Maya, and MAXON Cinema 4D, or Trimble SketchUp.
- Intuitive – Simple settings are a mouse click away.
- Smart Content – Go beyond static models! Choose the shape, age, season, and detail of each tree.
- High Tech – Laubwerk technology minimizes the usual compromise between high-quality graphics and efficient memory usage.
Realistic 3D Tree Models
Laubwerk uses a hybrid of procedural modeling and hand-detailing by botanists and 3D artists to make the most realistic CG trees.
- Render-ready materials and textures are created on the fly – for the built-in renderer (3ds Max, Maya & Cinema 4D), or third-party renderers such as V-Ray, mental ray, iray, Maxwell Render, Thea Render, Arnold, OctaneRender, and Corona Renderer.
- Leaves consist of more than just a single polygon, so they bend and catch highlights.
- Textures are based on high-quality photos from real trees.
- Models maintain shape and density, regardless of detail level.
The following 10 tree species are included in the Plants Kit 6. Each species comes in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasonal aspects, for a total of 360 models per Kit.
Medium-sized, deciduous, spreading tree with an irregular, broad-rounded crown. Grey or yellowish to reddish brown bark. Large, broad-ovate, pale green leaves, pubescent below, opposite, or in threes. Short-pointed at the tip and rounded or heart-shaped at the base. Very ornamental, bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers with purple and yellow inner markings bloom in late spring in many-flowered upright panicles. Fruit a long, slender bean-like green pod that matures to dark brown in autumn.
Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’
Small deciduous tree with a vase-shaped crown. Olive grey bark, darker with some roughness and fissuring on mature trunks. Alternate leaves composed of three leaflets. Spring leaves are bright green, mature leaves glabrous and blue-green turning yellow-green in autumn. Lavish display in late spring of long, drooping racemes of bright yellow, pea-shaped, fragrant flowers. Poisonous seeds. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Large, stately, deciduous tree with a pyramidal to broad conical habit. Column-like trunk with brown, furrowed bark. Four-lobed leaves, heart-shaped or truncate or slightly wedge-shaped at base. Bright green leaves turn golden yellow in autumn. Cup-shaped, tulip-like flowers, yellowish-green, marked with orange within bloom in late spring. Scaly, oblong, cone-shaped brown fruits. State tree of Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana.
Small- to medium-sized deciduous tree or large shrub with a wide-spreading habit, often multi-stemmed. Smooth, pinkish-brown bark. Bark of mature trees exfoliates to leave attractive patches of cinnamon, pink, green, and pale yellow beneath. Broadly ovate leaves, alternately arranged, emerge reddish-purple in spring, mature to a lustrous, medium to dark green in summer, and change to variable shades of yellow, red and purple in autumn. Small but abundant crimson flowers on bare twigs in late winter and early spring.
Foxglove tree ‘Lilacina’
Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’
Fast-growing, medium-sized, deciduous tree with an upright to spreading, rounded crown. Thin, grayish brown bark with shallow fissures. Ovate or shallowly-lobed, large green leaves, slightly hairy above and densely hairy beneath. No autumn color. Profuse bloom of very fragrant, trumpet-shaped, pinkish-lavender flowers, which appear in mid spring in large panicles before the foliage. Fruits are oval, wood seed capsules that emerge green and ripen to brown in autumn. Spectacular tree primarily grown for its profuse spring bloom of foxglove-like flowers and its large catalpa-like green leaves. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Platanus x hispanica
Majestic large, fast-growing, deciduous tree, initially with a broadly conical, then extensive and with round crown. Attractively patterned bark, usually pale grey-green, smooth and exfoliating bark. Medium to dark green leaves are thick and stiff-textured, broad, palmately lobed, maple-like. The young leaves in spring are coated with fine stiff hairs at first, but by late summer the leaves are (nearly) hairless and turn a pale yellow-brown in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers. Clustered, burr-like fruits, which persist throughout winter. The original cross between Platanus occidentalis and Platanus orientalis may have occurred in the 17th century, after which this tree became widely planted in London and other major European cities because of its tolerance for urban pollution.
Prunus x yedoensis ‘Somei-yoshino’
Small, deciduous tree with a spreading, broad-rounded, open crown. Dark reddish-brown bark. Elliptic to oval, serrate, dark green leaves, alternately arranged, turning yellow and with bronze tints in autumn. Fragrant white or tinged pink flowers in clusters appear before or simultaneous to the emergence of the foliage in a profuse and spectacular early spring bloom. Small black cherries, loved by birds. One of the most widely planted of flowering cherry trees in Japan today. It is considered one of the most spectacular of flowering temperate trees in cultivation.
Medium-sized, fast-growing, deciduous tree with a columnar trunk and a broad pyramidal crown in youth, matures to a loose, spreading canopy. Smooth gray-brown bark usually develops ridging on mature trunks. Glossy, dark green leaves typically have five bristle-tipped lobes turning reddish-brown or bright crimson in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers. It is perhaps the most popular oak of eastern North America.
Small to medium-sized deciduous tree with an upright habit, shrubby in youth, matures to a dense, pyramidal tree. Reddish brown bark on young branches, thick, dark red-brown, and deeply furrowed on mature trunks. Glossy aromatic leaves in three shapes (unlobed elliptical, two-lobed, and three-lobed), bright green above and glaucous below. Leaves turn to yellow, purple and red. Attractive but quite inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers appear in clusters at the branch ends in early spring shortly before the leaves. Male and female flowers are carried on separate trees.
Medium to large, fast-growing, deciduous tree with a vase-shaped crown and a spreading umbrella-like canopy. Smooth, dark grey bark with deep ridges. Dark green simple leaves, alternately arranged, with double serrated leaf margins, typically turn an undistinguished yellow in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers, and fruits. American elm is one of New England’s most beautiful trees and was once before the Dutch elm disease a ubiquitous and monumental street tree.
What’s new in plants kit 1.0.26? ( July 19, 2018)
- Snappier Laubwerk browser
- Added support for consistent copy & paste from another SketchUp instance
- V-Ray 2.x support is back. Fixed a bug in the player extension
- Fixed a bug in material quality selection. The selected quality is now always applied at render time
- Fixed a bug in the player extension for SketchUp Japanese that prevented switching between model variants and seasons
- Known issues: special characters in Windows user names prevent running the player extension (Ruby error)
- Added support for 3ds Max 2019
- Added Arnold 5 support
- Fixed a bug in Laubwerk material creation for V-Ray RT
- Fixed a bug that caused the ART renderer to crash
- Fixed a bug that caused 3ds Max to crash when double-clicking inside the Laubwerk browser where there are no plants
- Added Arnold 5 support
- Dropped support for Maya 2014
- Known issues: MacOS X Player plugin doesn’t work with Maya 2018.2
- Updated Arnold 5 support to Arnold core version 5.1
- Dropped support for pre-R15 versions
- Acer campestre (Kit Freebie) – improved the shapes (habitus) of several tree variants for a head-free crown base height
What’s new in plants kit 1.0.25?
- SketchUp: Support for SketchUp Pro 2018, support for V-Ray 3.6, support for MacOS X High Sierra (10.13). Bug fix with special characters in Windows 10 users names
- Maya: Bug fix for Maya 2018 support
- 3ds Max: Fix a bug that crashed 3ds Max when adding an empty Plant object to the scene on autosave, bug fixed a bug that a Plant replacement in the Browser did not refresh the viewport, improved behavior when a new Plant is assigned and all selected Plant objects are empty
- Cinema 4D: R19 support, added support for Arnold 5
What’s New in Laubwerk Plants Kits Update 1.0.24
Laubwerk Plants Kits Update 1.0.24 is an important update for our users of Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Maya.
- Highlights of the Plants Kit 1.0.24 update are:
- SketchUp: Several improvements and bug fixes, e.g. Plants can be replaced through the Laubwerk Browser, editing of parameters of multiple Plants at the same time. Multiple material quality profiles.
- Added support for Autodesk 3ds Max 2018 and Maya 2018
- 3ds Max: Improved Laubwerk Browser, bug fix of the edit mesh modifier
- Maya: Enabled color management for file nodes, bug fixes.
- Cinema 4D and Houdini: No changes.
What’s new in plants kit 1.0.23? (January 31st, 2017)
- Added support Thea for SketchUp for Windows and OS X. Compatible with Skatter for SketchUp
- Laubwerk Player plugin for SketchUp (2014-2017) with many bug fixes, improved RAM usage, performance, and user interface
- 3ds Max: Fixed a major bug that V-Ray distributed rendering failed on slave machines
- Maya: Bug fix for V-Ray high quality materials, improved Skeleton mode, faster rendering