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.
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 Trimble Sketchup Up.
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.
3D Plants for CG Artists
Laubwerk offers easy-to-use software extensions for architects and CG artists looking for authentic 3D plants, and plant scattering tools.
With drag-and-drop simplicity, and easy-to-use tools that modify the shape, age, season and level of detail for each of Laubwerk’s stunning 3D plants, users can seamlessly add 3D trees to any CG project. For Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, Trimble SketchUp, and Python.
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 & summer: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 9.
Autumn: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 9.
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, 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 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.
Purple 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese dwarf azalea
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weigela ‘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.