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Laubwerk Plants Kit 9 - Temperate Shrubs v1.0.29

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Temperate Shrubs

10 shrubs 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 Houdini.


Highlights

A selection of both popular and attractive temperate shrubs and bushes species planted in parks, gardens, and rural landscapes including excellent shrubs with profuse floral display in spring such as Japanese quince, bridal wreath, and common lilac, the autumn-blooming common witch-hazel and the purple Japanese barberry, which brings a strong color accent to gardens and landscapes.

Laubwerk Plants Kits allow architects, CG artists, and VXF specialists to insert photorealistic tree models into their 3D scenes quickly and easily, without the usual slow downs due to overly complicated parameters or excess memory usage. Laubwerk accomplishes this goal by giving users just the right amount of variation in their 3D tree models, without overwhelming the user or their computer. Each tree model comes in 3 shapes, with 3 ages, and 4 seasons per shape. Adjustable level of detail settings means that each tree looks great without slow navigation or long rendering times.

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:

plants kit 9 summer

Spring & summer: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 9.

 

plants kit 9 autumn

Autumn: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 9.

 

plants kit 9 lilac

Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris). CG artwork by Mario Kelterbaum using Cinema 4D, Otoy OctaneRender, and Laubwerk Plants Kit 9).

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, SideFX Houdini, 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, Houdini 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, and Corona Renderer.
  • 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, 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 shrubs and bushes species are included in the Plants Kit 9. 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.

barberryPurple Japanese barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'

Small, deciduous shrub with a dense, arching, broad-rounded shape. Spiny, brown stems and green to redish shoots. Broadly oval, reddish-purple leaves that turn into attractive shades of orange, yellow and red in autumn. Tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers appear from mid spring to early summer. Glossy red berries, which are attractive to birds, mature during late summer and autumn and often persist through the winter. This ornamental shrub is always a spectacular addition to gardens and landscapes where it brings a strong color accent from spring to even winter.

 

 

quinceJapanese quince
Chaenomeles japonica

 

Low-growing, thorny, densely-branched, deciduous shrub with an upright, spreading shape. Spiny, often-tangled, gray-brown twigs. Coarsely-toothed, broad-oval, green leaves. Five-petaled, orange-scarlet flowers bloom before the leaves unfold in late winter/early spring. Small, apple-shaped fruits (commonly called quinces) of greenish-yellow color turn golden-yellow color and ripen in early autumn. Ripe fruits are fragrant. Best known for its bloom in profusion for a few weeks creating a showy floral display.

 

 

cherryCornelian cherry
Cornus mas

 

Slow-growing, deciduous large shrub, rarely a small tree with a wide, horizontal, bushy, pendent, shaggy habit. Dark brown branches and greenish twigs. Scaly, exfoliating bark develops on mature trunks. Oposite, ovate to elliptic, glossy green leaves above and pale green below turning yellow-orange in autumn. Sweet-smelling, yellow flowers on short stalks bloom in late winter to early spring before the leaves emerge in dense, showy, rounded clusters (umbels). Ellipsoid, scarlet-coloured, cherry-sized fruits and mature to cherry red in mid-summer. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1924.

 

 

deutziaSlender deutzia
Deutzia gracilis

 

Small, deciduous shrub with an erect and bushy habit and slender, broadly spreading to arching stems. Brown to red-brown bark and yelow-green twigs. Opposite, ovate to lanceolate, deep green leaves turning yellow-brown in autumn. Tiny, fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers in upright, numerous loose racemes appear in spring and early summer. Spectacular bloom puts on an effective springtime display, quite unremarkable the rest of the year. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

 

 

witchhazelCommon witch-hazel
Hamamelis virginiana

 

Autumn-blooming, deciduous shrub or small tree with arching branches, often with a dense cluster of stems from its base, with an open, wide vase-shaped habit. Grey-brown, smooth bark. Oval to obovate, hairy, medium to dark green leaves and paler below with wavy margins turning yellow-orange to orange-red in autumn. Stem-hugging clusters of fragrant, pale-yellow, sometimes orange or reddish, scented, spidery flowers. Fruits are greenish seed capsules that become woody and light brown with age.

 

 

azaleaJapanese dwarf azalea
Rhododendron 'Amoena'

 

Small, evergreen shrub with a upright, dense, compact spreading habit. Brown bark. Small, oval, midgreen leaves. Masses of brash, showy, magenta-pink blooms in spring. This neat, attractive azalea is prized for the clusters of profuse spring flowers that literally cover the plant.

 

 

bridal wreathBridal wreath
Spiraea x vanhouttei

 

Medium-sized, deciduous shrub, vase-shaped with dense branching that arches gracefully toward the ground, ground, making an open airy mounded habit. Smooth, brown bark. Small, rhombic to obovate, coarsely serrate, dark blue-green, alternate leaves. Autumn leaf color is usually undistinguished but attractive purplish hues may sometimes develop. Tiny white flowers in umbellate clusters profusely cover the leafy branching in spring. Particularly noted for its showy spring bloom.

 

 

snowberrySnowberry
Symphoricarpos albus

 

Small, deciduous shrub with a bushy, rounded habit forming a neat thicket with arching branches. Smooth, grey-brown bark. Oblong-elliptic to rounded, opposite, dull green leaves, underside blue-green, differing in size and shape, producing little fall color. Tiny, bell-shaped, white to pink flowers bloom in clusters in summer and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Flowers are followed by clusters of fleshy berry-like drupes, initially pale green then ripen to pure white by late summer to early autumn. Fruits remain attractive on the naked winter stem.

 

 

common lilacCommon lilac
Syringa vulgaris

 

Large, deciduous shrub or multi-stemmed small tree with an upright, vase-shaped, semi open habit. Grey to grey-brown bark, smooth on young stems, longitudinally furrowed, and flaking on older stems. Simple leafs are light green to glaucous, pointed-ovate to heart-shaped, opposite, cordate turning yellow to bronze-red in autumn. Strongly scented, tubular, four-lobed flowers, usually lilac to mauve, or white, which bloom in mid to late spring in large conical to narrow-pyramidal panicles. Flowers give way to loose clusters of smooth, brown, flattened seed capsules, which persist into winter if not removed.

 

 

eva rathkeWeigela 'Eva Rathke'
Weigela 'Eva Rathke'

 

Medium-sized, deciduous shrub with a dense, upright, wide overhanging habit. Grey-brown bark. Very dark green and showy leaves with serrate margins, insignificant autumn color. Trumpet-shaped flowers are carmine, buds dark crimson. Flowers open in cymes of three or four and bloom profusely in late spring, with a sparse and scattered repeat bloom often occurring in mid to late summer. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Fruit is inconspicuous.

  • Autodesk 3ds Max (2010-2020), Autodesk Maya (2015-2019, Win & Mac, Linux on request), MAXON Cinema 4D (R15-20, Mac & Win), Trimble SketchUp (2014-2018, Mac & Win), 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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Update 1.0.29 (April 2019)

Autodesk

  • Added 3ds Max 2020 support
  • Fixed an issue with opacity maps in Arnold Renderer for 3ds Max
  • Added Maya 2019 support

Update 1.0.28 (March 25, 2019)

SketchUp

  • Added SketchUp Pro 2019 support
  • Added V-Ray Next for SketchUp support
  • Improved UI design and performance
  • Fixed a bug that caused SketchUp to crash when rendering a startup model with Thea.
  • Added macOS support for our Python extension.
  • Improved macOS installers with installer certification, and better detection of  installed applications.

Update 1.0.27 (October 18, 2018)

3ds Max

  • Updated Octane material converter and Octane 4 glossy materials
  • Added the replacement behavior section to the help document

Cinema 4D

  • Added Cinema 4D R20 support
  • Fixed a bug with reflectance roughness was not being set properly in inbuilt renderers

SketchUp

  • Fixed a bug that caused V-Ray renders to fail with non-Latin characters in Windows usernames (e.g. "ü", "ñ", or "é").

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.

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