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 traveler’s palm – one of nature’s most distinctive and remarkable plants, and the Vanuatu 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 Trimble SketchUp.
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.
10 out of 360 palm and palmlike models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 7.
Another 10 out of 360 palm and palmlike models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 7.
Licuala grandis detail – visualization by Kizo using Cinema 4D, Thea Render, Plants Kit 7, and Plants Kit Freebie
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 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.
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 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.
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.
BETEL NUT PALM
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.
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.
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.
YELLOW CANE PALM
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.
VANATU FAN PALM
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.
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.
CARIBEAN ROYAL PALM
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.
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.
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.