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Laubwerk Plants Kit 17 – Subtropical Shrubs


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Laubwerk Plants Kit 17 – Subtropical Shrubs

Subtropical Shrubs

Laubwerk Plants Kit 17 – Subtropical Shrubs is an impressive collection of ten subtropical native Australian shrubs and bushes suited for a variety of sites, commonly grown in subtropical regions around the world. These plants range from coastal environments to gardens, with evergreen foliage and strikingly long-lasting flowers. The kit includes renowned species like rosemary Grevillea and silver Senna as well as beautiful cultivars such as Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’, native hibiscus ‘West Coast Gem’ and round-leaf mintbush ‘Rosea’.

Subtropical Shrubs includes 10 shrub and bush 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, SketchUp, and Vectorworks 2023.

Laubwerk Plants Kit 17 – Subtropical Shrubs Includes 360 Models

The 10 shrub and bush species are included in the Plants Kit 17. 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. Here are a few examples.  See all the included species on the details tab.

plants kit 17 springSpring: 10 out of 360 subtropical shrub models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 17.


plants kit 17 winterWinter: 10 out of 360 subtropical shrub models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 17.


plants kit 17 hibiscusDetail of Native Hibiscus ‘West Coast Gem’ (Alyogyne huegelii ‘West Coast Gem’)

plants kit 17 mintbushDetail of Round-leaf Mintbush ‘Rosea’ (Prostanthera rotundifolia ‘Rosea’)

Includes Free Laubwerk Player

The Laubwerk Player is a plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, Maxon Cinema 4D, or Trimble SketchUp that comes bundled with every Laubwerk Plants Kit. It loads the models and allows for easy selection and manipulation of the models, e.g. choose between variations, ages and seasons and allows fine grained control about Level of Detail. See the Laubwerk Player page for a more detailed description.

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.

Plant Object

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 shape that you chose, creating a simple viewport approximation that allows you to apply model alterations and adjust level of detail settings. Laubwerk Plant Objects are fully scriptable using MaxScript.

V-Ray Support

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.

Renderer Support

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.

Laubwerk Advantage

  • 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 botanist 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.


plats kit 17 coastal wattleCoastal Wattle

Acacia sophorae

A tender, prostrate, sometimes decumbent evergreen shrub of moderate growth with a spreading crown. Narrowly elliptic, dark grey-green leaves along medium brown branches and young green shoots. It produces dense, elongated clusters of yellow flowerheads from winter into spring. Flowers are followed by cylindrical, yellow-green seed pods which dry brown and open in late spring and summer. Seeds are edible when cooked.



plants kit 17 Native Hibiscus 'West Coast Gem'Native Hibiscus ‘West Coast Gem’

Alyogyne huegelii ‘West Coast Gem’

Fast-growing medium sized evergreen shrub with a dense spreading crown and rounded habit. Light to medium brown bark and green palmate broadly 5-lobed leaves with slender petiole. Flowering with purple blossoms nearly all year round, mainly from early spring to late autumn. Responds well to pruning. Attracts bees and butterflies.




plants kit 17 White CorreaWhite Correa

Correa Alba

small Shrub Of About 1,5 Meters Matured Height. Evergreen, With A Compact, Rounded Dense Habit. Brown Bark And Oval-shaped, Dark Green Leaves Which Are Covered In Short White Hairs From The Underside. White Flowers In A Star-shaped Form Appear Mainly In Autumn And Early Winter, Occasionally In Other Seasons. Fruits Are Septicidal Capsules. Leaves Can Be Used As A Tea Substitute. A Pink Flowering Form Of Unknown Origin Exists.



plants kit 17 Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’

Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’

Large shrub to small tree with a maximum height of 3 meters. Evergreen with a dense, compact or spreading habit. Medium brown bark and bright green, deeply slit leaves. Fragrant showy red brush type flowers appear all year long. Responds well to pruning, which keeps the plant dense and promotes flowering. Good feeding plant for insects like bees. Highly poisonous to humans, as contact with skin causes severe irritations.



plants kit 17 Rosemary Grevillea

Rosemary Grevillea

Grevillea rosmarinifolia

A small to medium sized shrub which reaches heights of about 2 m. Densely branched, it forms an overall rounded habit with loose, arching twigs. Evergreen foliage of slender dark green needle-like leaves on dark brown colored branches. The red to pink colored flowers are produced in dense terminal clusters nearly all year round. The species name “rosmarinifolia” derives from the foliage similarity to common rosemary. Grevillea rosmarinifolia is a recipient of the Award of Garden Merit awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society.


plants kit 27 dotted melaleucaDotted Melaleuca

Melaleuca diosmifolia

A small to medium sized shrub reaching heights of about 3 m. It has a dense rounded to spreading growth habit with moderate branching and evergreen medium green colored foliage covering light grey-brown stems. Attractive lime-green bottlebrush flowers appear in spring and summer, followed by grey seed pods in clusters along the branch. A popular plant of ornamental value with attractive features all year round.



plants kit 27 one-sided bottlebrushOne-sided Bottlebrush

Melaleuca quadrifida

Small-to-medium-sized slow-growing semi-evergreen tree with an airy graceful upright weeping habit and delicate open branching, slender when young but spreading elegantly with age. Distinctive smooth bark, white to reddish-yellow, peeling off and papery. May drop its grey-green leaves in a drought or cold spell. The lengthy needle-like leaf stalks remain prominently after the small leaflets drop, and hang gracefully from thin branches. Fragrant creamy-white flower spikes occur in late spring to summer, and occasionally throughout the year, followed by flattened seed pods. Wonderful visual accent tree with a picturesque silhouette, attractive bark, low maintenance requirements, and drought and heat resistance.


plants kit 17 Orange JessamineOrange Jessamine

Murraya paniculata

A small, tropical to sub-tropical tree or shrub that may grow to as much as 7 m tall, but is usually found much shorter at 3 m. Typically multi-trunked, it can be pruned to grow single-stemmed. It is noted for its glossy evergreen dark green leaves, strongly fragrant white flowers and red ornamental fruits. Each odd-pinnate leaf typically has 3 to 9, ovate, glossy, dark green leaflets. Fragrant white flowers in terminal or axillary cymes bloom several times throughout the year. Flowers are most fragrant at night. Flowers are followed by ovoid, red fruits, each with 1-2 seeds. Plants may display flowers and fruits at the same time. Flowers have the scent of orange blossoms, hence the common names of orange jessamine and mock orange that are sometimes applied.


plants kit 17 Round-leaf Mintbush 'Rosea'

Round-leaf Mintbush ‘Rosea’

Prostanthera rotundifolia ‘Rosea’

A bushy evergreen shrub to 2m or more, with small, ovate, strongly mint-scented leaves and profusely-borne 2-lipped, pale rose pink flowers with a darker eye, through a long flowering season in late spring and early summer. The common name ‘mintbush’ is a reference to its aromatic leaves.



plants kit 17 Silver SennaSilver Senna

Senna artemisioides

A small to medium sized shrub with moderate growth and a loosely rounded habit. Its evergreen foliage is variable in size with pinnate leaves divided into short, linear, downy, grey-green leaflets. Clusters of fragrant yellow flowers are produced from late winter through late spring. Flowers are followed by flat green leguminous fruitpods which turn brown when dry. The silver senna was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.





Computer Hardware

A computer that is capable of running your version(s) of 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp.

Hard Disk Space

10MB of hard disk space and additional space for the Laubwerk Plants models.

Supported Hosts

  • Autodesk 3ds Max (2015-2024)

  • Autodesk Maya (2018-2024, Win & Mac, Linux on request)

  • MAXON Cinema 4D (R16-S26, 2023 Mac & Win)

  • SketchUp (2014-2023, Mac & Win)

    • with V-Ray for SketchUp

    • or Thea Render for SketchUp

  • Vectorworks 2023

  • Additionally, Python for customers to build their own importers into applications compatible with Python for Windows 2.7, 3.3- 3.4, MacOS X 3.5-3.8, Linux 3.4-3.8.

Installation Instructions

Our aim is to make the installation process as easy as possible for you. If you like to get more information, we have compiled these Laubwerk Plants Kits installation instructions, including advanced topics such as considerations when working in a network.

Update 1.0.49 (April 5, 2024)

  • Added 3ds Max 2025 support

  • Added SketchUp 2024 support

  • Fixed support for iToo Forest Pack for 3ds Max

  • Small bug fixes and improvements for 3ds Max, SketchUp, and Cinema 4D

Update 1.0.48 (December 22, 2023)

  • Fixed a bug that could cause SketchUp to crash when loading the Laubwerk Player

  • Fixed a bug that could cause problems with V-Ray for SketchUp

  • Fixed a bug that prevented plant common names from appearing in the Asset Editor in SketchUp

  • Changed the new default material quality in the Cinema 4D and 3ds Max Laubwerk Browser from medium to high

  • Proxy mesh colors in 3ds Max now change based on the selected plant variant and season

Update 1.0.47 (November 15, 2023)

  • Support for Cinema 4D 2024

  • Fixed a bug affecting the Plant Library Browser in SketchUp 2018 and earlier

  • Small bug fixes and improvements for 3ds Max, SketchUp, and Cinema 4D

Update 1.0.46 (July 17, 2023)

  • Support for additional seasonal names introduced with Kit 18

  • Small bug fixes and improvements for 3ds Max, Maya, SketchUp, and Python

Update 1.0.45 (June 19, 2023)


  • Added Maya 2024 support

  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements

3ds Max

  • Added 3ds Max 2024 support

  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements

Cinema 4D

  • Fixed a bug that caused problems with Cinema 4D files saved with earlier versions

  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements

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