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Laubwerk Plants Kit 7 - Tropical Palms v1.0.26

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Tropical Palms and Palmlike Species

A spectacular collection of tropical species found across the tropics, growing and planted at beaches, streets, parks, and gardens. Laubwerk Plants Kit 7 includes the coconut palm - the symbol of a tropical island paradise, the travelers palm - one of nature's most distinctive and remarkable plants, and the Vanatu fan palm - one of the most interesting and elegant of all small palms. 10 tropical palms and palmlike species in 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasons each, for architects and CG artists working in 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, or Houdini.


Highlights

 

Includes 360 Models

All Laubwerk Plants in this Kit come in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasonal aspects.

laubwerk plants kit 7 spring
10 out of 360 palm and palmlike models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 7.

 

laubwerk plants kit 7 fall
Another 10 out of 360 palm and palmlike models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 7.

 

laubwerks plants kit 7 3 palms

laubwerk plants kit 7 palms
Licuala grandis detail - visualization by Kizo using Cinema 4D, Thea Render, Plants Kit 7, and Plants Kit Freebie

Includes Free Laubwerk Player

The Laubwerk Player is a plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, Trimble SketchUp, and SideFX Houdini, 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 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, Trimble SketchUp, or use them in SideFX Houdini.
  • 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.

The following 10 tree species are included in the Plants Kit 7. 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.

plants kit 7 sample 1ALEXANDER PALM
Archontophoenix alexandrae

Tall, fast-growing, solitary palm with a majestic crown of 6-10 arching pinnate fronds. Light grey, smooth stem with prominent annulated leaf scars, trunk base usually swollen or bulging, crownshaft pale glaucous green. Large, stiff feather leaves consisting of numerous closely spaced narrow leaflets pointed at the tip, dark green above and whitish or ash-colored beneath. Numerous white or cream flowers, arising below crownshaft. Small, round fruits, pale yellow turning bright red when ripe. Popular ornamental palms in the tropics and subtropics due to the graceful and majestic appearance.

 

plants kit 7 sample 2BETEL NUT PALM
Areca catechu

Medium-sized, solitary palm tree with an narrow, upright habit and arching, semi-erect fronds. Slender and errect stem with prominent annulated leaf scars and a green crownshaft. Broad, glossy green, feather-shaped leaves pinnately-compound with numerous, crowded leaflets, with a few of the lowest leaflets often hanging. Multiple-branching spadix, creamy-white, sweet scented flowers emerging from below the crown shaft. Fruits are ovoid drupes (betel nuts) turns orange-yellow when ripe. The palm is grown primarily for betel nuts.


plants kit 7 sample 3COCONUT PALM
Cocos nucifera

Large, solitary, slender palm with a vigorous crown of pinnate feathery fronds growing from the apex. Tall, slim, grey trunk prominently ringed with old leaf scars. Large, pinnate fronds, ascending to spreading to drooping, consisting of linear-lanceolate, rigid, yellowish-green to dark green leaflets. Old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth. Flowering occurs continuously. Flowers are cream to yellow, arising from within the lower fronds. Fruits ovoid drupes ripening from light green or yellow to brown. Recognized by people throughout the world as the embodiment of the tropics of lush, tropical paradises with sandy beaches. Nowadays, almost ubiquitous tropical palm between 26°N and 26°S except for the interiors of Africa and South America.

plants kit 7 sample 4LIPSTICK PALM
Cyrtostachys renda

Slender, clustering palm with up to about 3 or more adult stems and a shuttlecock-shaped crown. Scarlet to bright red crownshaft. Stem green with greyish stripes or yellow with greenish and purplish stripes. Pinnate, alternately-arranged, erect, stiff leaves, up to 8 per crown, with red stalks consisting of boat-shaped, light to dark green leaflets, slightly grey on the underside. Its bright scarlet crownshaft and petioles, red as sealing wax, make this palm one of the most attractive of palms. Widely cultivated ornamental for tropical regions.T his palm is the symbol of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.


plants kit 7 sample 5YELLOW CANE PALM
Dypsis lutescens

Small to medium-sized, slender, clumping palm with multiple cane-like stems emerging from the base and gracefully arching outward and downward pinnate fronds. Smooth, greyish-green stem ringed with distinct leaf scars and yellowish-green crownshaft. Yellowish-green to bright green, soft leaves with a prominent elevated midrib and lanceolate leaflets. Panicles of yellow flowers at the base of the crownshaft. Small, asymmetric, oblong fruits ripening from yellow to purple. Grown as an ornamental plant in gardens in tropical and subtropical regions, and elsewhere indoors as a houseplant. The palm has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

plants kit 7 sample 6VANATU FAN PALM
Licuala grandis

Small, solitary palm with very distinctive fan-like, regularly pleated, circular fronds. Thin, fiber covered trunk. Glossy, deep green, undivided leaves with notched tips. Inflorescence emerges from among the leaves with clusters of yellowish white blossoms. Green, rounded, small fruits turn red when ripe. Perhaps one of the most interesting and elegant of all small palms, ideal for understories in small, tropical landscapes as well as interiorscapes.

plants kit 7 sample 7TRAVELLER'S PALM
Ravenala madagascariensis

Medium-sized, single-stemed plant with a unique symmetrical fan-shaped crown. Sturdy grey trunk woody-like with showy leaf scar rings. The trunk is hidden underground in juvenile plants with the fan of leaves sitting on the ground and emergent in mature plants. The enormous paddle-shaped, deep green leave blades are borne on long petioles and in a distinctive fan shape aligned in a single plane. Leaf margins are sometimes split. Multitudes of small creamy white flowers. Mature palms may bloom year round and produce brown fruits that contain light blue seeds. Not a true palm, but more closely related to Strelitziaceae (bird of paradise). One of nature's most distinctive and remarkable plants. In tropical and subtropical regions, the plant is widely cultivated for its distinctive habit and foliage, e.g. popularly used by hotels and condominiums to give a lush tropical feeling.

plants kit 7 sample 8CARIBEAN ROYAL PALM
Roystonea oleracea

Large, majestic palms with and eye-catching crown of ascending to spreading graceful feathery fronds. Grey to whitish-grey, smooth, erect trunk, usually with a distinctive bulge at the base, clearly demarceated green crownshaft. Very long, waxy, pinnate, bright green leaves, ascending to spreading, drooping slightly at the tip. Inflorescences cream, large and branched arising from below the crownshaft. Small, oblong fruits changing to purplish-black when ripe. The tallest and "most majestic" royal palm is often used as an ornamental.

plants kit 7 sample 9CABBAGE PALM
Sabal palmetto

Medium-sized, sturdy, distinct fan palm topped with a symmetrical, very dense, round crown. Gray, rough, fibrous trunk, quite variable in shape, from straight and erect, to curved or leaning, old leaf bases ("boots") create a criss-cross pattern, trunk gets smoother as the palm matures. Large, costapalmate type leaves (mix of palmate and pinnate) with range in color from bright green to deep olive green growing right from the trunk spreading in all directions because there is no crownshaft. Small creamy to white, fragrant flowers that droop in clusters from within the crown. Black, edible fruits are fleshy, drupelike berries. Popular landscape plant known for its tolerance of salt spray and cold as well as being hurricane-proof.

plants kit 7 sample 10FOXTAIL PALM
Wodyetia bifurcata

Small or medium-sized solitary palm with a delightful crown of gracefully arching fronds. Light grey, smooth, slender trunk, closely ringed, bottle shaped to columnar, slightly swollen at base, green, slender, narrower crownshaft. Bushy, light green, fine, narrow leaves, leaflets radiate out of all angels from the leaf stem, giving it a characteristic foxtail or bottlebrush appearance. White blossoms emerging at the base of the crownshaft. Oval-shaped fruits clustered, ripening from green to orange-red. One of the most spectacular foliage displays of all palms.

 


Updates

What's new in plants kit 1.0.26? ( July 19, 2018)

SketchUp

  • 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)

3ds Max

  • 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

Maya

  • Added Arnold 5 support
  • Dropped support for Maya 2014
  • Known issues: MacOS X Player plugin doesn't work with Maya 2018.2

Cinema 4D

  • Updated Arnold 5 support to Arnold core version 5.1
  • Dropped support for pre-R15 versions

Laubwerk Plants

  • 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

What's new in plants kit 1.0.22?

SketchUp (new)

  • Introducing the Laubwerk Player plugin for SketchUp (2014 - 2017) for Windows and OS X and the latest versions of V-Ray 2 and V-Ray 3
  • Compatible with Skatter for SketchUp

3ds Max

  • Added a dialog box that asks whether a selected Plant(s) should be replaced or should a new Plant object be created
  • Added Arnold support
  • Improved Corona Render support, e.g. now Plant objects are derived from GeomObject instead of SimpleObject2
  • Improved speculars in Scanline renderer materials
  • Improved the behavior of the Laubwerk browser, now the window does not closes itself anymore when a Plant object is replaced or created
  • Fixed a bug that made 3dsmax crash when an empty Plant object is assigned to a Plant
  • Fixed a bug that in Skeleton mode crashed the measure utility
  • Fixed a bug that by replacing a tree through the browser reseted the variation setting

Maya

  • Fixed a bug with changing seasons and variant attributes, which did not update the user interface

Cinema 4D

  • Fixed a bug with Thea Render. Now, the texture group parameters for the base material are being set properly.

What's new in plants kit 1.0.21? (August 7, 2016)

Release 1.0.21 introduces:

Common

  • Improved the translation of specular highlight size and intensity for mental ray/iray

Maya

  • This version now supports Maya 2017 and 2016.5 (Extension 2) for Windows and OS X (Linux download on request)
  • Selecting a plant in the Laubwerk Browser with a plant node selected now replaces the species in the selected node
  • Added a search field to the Laubwerk Browser
  • The path to the plant library is now stored as an option variable
  • Fixed a bug with the Create Laubwerk Plant command
  • Fixed a bug with adding a plant from the Laubwerk Browser caused by backslash characters
  • Fixed a bug with the Laubwerk file->open command
  • Fixed a bug which by deleting unused nodes dropped all materials that weren't used in the convex hull mode. That had also caused wrong material assignments (only colored green) on trunk and some leaves

Cinema 4D

  • This version now supports Cinema 4D R 18 for Windows and OS X

Houdini

  • This version now supports Houdini 14-15.5 for Windows (Linux download on request)
  • Fixed a bug that the Laubwerk Browser panel failed to open

What's new in plants kit 1.0.20? (June 23, 2016)

  • Added support for Autodesk Maya (2014-2016) on Windows & OS X including materials for V-Ray, iray, mental ray, Maya Software, Arnold, Maxwell Render, OctaneRender
  • Added support for Autodesk 3ds Max 2017
  • Added a fifth free species to the Plants Kit Freebie, the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), a popular and elegant plant for subtropical and tropical climates and indoor
  • Improved look of two species of the Plants Kits Freebie: Improved habit of the twigs and inflorescence of the common broom (Cytisus scoparius) models and improved trunk material of the Turkish pine (Pinus brutia) models
  • Autodesk 3ds Max (2010-2018), Autodesk Maya (2014-2018, Win & Mac, Linux on request), MAXON Cinema 4D (R12-19, Mac & Win), Trimble SketchUp (2014-2018, Mac & Win) with V-Ray for SketchUp or Thea Render for SketchUp, or Sidefx Houdini (currently Apprentice 14-15.5 Win, Linux on request).
  • Additionally, Python (on Windows) for customers to build their own importers into applications compatible applications compatible with Python 2.2, 2.7, 3.3, or 3.4.
  • A computer that is capable of running your version(s) of 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, or Houdini.
  • 10MB of hard disk space and additional space for the Laubwerk Plants models.
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