All Plants Kits include 10 different 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 or Houdini.
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.
Plants Kit 1 – Temperate Deciduous Trees
A selection of small to medium-sized trees for ornamental use, parks and streets, including the stunning pink-blossomed Kanzan and the impressively tall and slender cypress oak.
A diverse selection of street trees (e.g. Norway maple, silver linden), as well as the impressively large English oak, the fashionable silver birch and the lovely weeping willow, great for water promenades and margins.
A spectacular collection of tropical species found across Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, and Australia, where they fill the streets, parks, and gardens. Laubwerk Plants Kit 3 includes the powerful African mahogany, the firey-flowered royal poinciana and prized umbrella-shaped rain tree, yellow flame and Queensland umbrella tree.
An impressive collection of Mediterranean and other subtropical tree species found across the world, planted along roads, in parks, and gardens including the iconic Mediterranean cypress, fascinating flowering trees such as the Japanese camellia and the world’s most popular palm, the Canary Island date palm.
An impressive collection of temperate coniferous tree species planted in parks, gardens, or forests including excellent specimen trees for lawns such as eastern white pine, Japanese larch with good autumn color, and popular ornamental and live Christmas trees.
A selection of both popular and distinctive temperate deciduous tree species planted in parks, gardens, or streets including excellent specimen trees with wonderful floral display such as Norbert’s magnolia, Japanese maple with beautiful autumn color, and the dark red leaved trees such as copper beech or black cherry plum.
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.
A selection of both common and distinctive temperate shrubs and bushes species planted in parks, gardens, and rural landscapes including excellent shrubs with spectacular floral display such as Yunnan redbud, and Bachelor’s buttons, common hawthorn with beautiful autumn color and the cherry laurel ‘Schipkaensis’, a very popular ornamental shrub.
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.
A selection of both popular and colorful temperate deciduous trees mainly from Northeastern America and East Asia planted in parks, gardens, or streets including excellent specimen trees with wonderful floral display such as the Yoshino cherry, and Voss’s laburnum (golden rain tree) or large, broad-ovate leaved trees such as the foxglove tree ‘Lilacina’, and Southern catalpa or the London plane tree.
A selection of both common and distinctive tropical shrubs and bushes species planted in parks and gardens including the popular Chinese hibiscus, excellent shrubs with fragrant white flowers such as tabernaemontana ‘Sweet Love’ and great white frangipani, or Dona Luz pink mussaenda, which brings a strong color accent to every tropical garden.
A selection of both popular and attactive subtropical shrubs and bushes species planted in parks and gardens such as oleander and magnificent angel’s trumpet or bay laurel. Shrubs are not hardy but containers can be placed outdoors during the summer in temperate regions creating a Mediterranean feel.
A selection of both charming and common temperate deciduous trees mainly from Northeastern America, temperate Europe and East Asia planted in parks, gardens, or streets including showy specimen trees such as the Japanese angelica tree, the showy crab apple, ‘Merrill’ magnolia, and white willow, as well as some very common street trees such as the columnar Norway maple and Turkish hazel.”
A selection of both attractive and common subtropical desert trees mainly from the deserts of Arizona, Texas, and Mexico planted in parks, gardens, or streets including showy specimen trees such as the Desert Museum palo verde, the Texas-mountain-laurel, and the graceful palo blanco tree.
An exclusive selection of subtropical trees and palms for special plantings in gardens and parks where a Mediterranean or exotic atmosphere is desired — such as the western strawberry tree, with its exotic strawberry-like fruit, or the dwarf palm, with its beautiful, fan-shaped leaves.
Plants Kit 16 is a spectacular collection of ten outstanding topiary. This Kit includes a wide range of beautiful plants which are popular for their specific, nearly architectural shape. For example the wonderful darf southern catalpa ‘Nana’ with its almost perfectly globular crown as well as the hornbeam with its wide range of different geometric shapes.
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.
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.
Autodesk 3ds Max (2015-2023)
Autodesk Maya (2018-2023, Win & Mac, Linux on request)
MAXON Cinema 4D (R16-S26, 2023 Mac & Win)
SketchUp (2014-2022, Mac & Win)
with V-Ray for SketchUp
or Thea Render for SketchUp
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.
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 1.0.41 (April 5, 2022)
Added support for SketchUp 2022
Added native Apple Silicon (M1 processors) support on SketchUp Pro 2022.
Fixed a bug that delayed new plant proxies from appearing in the active model window in some SketchUp versions
Added support for Arnold Renderer 184.108.40.206 fixing material issues
Fixed issues with Laubwerk Plants in projects saved with ‘Save Project with Assets…”
Added 3ds Max 2023 support
Fixed the texture map assignments for the new CoronaPhysicalMaterial in Corona 7
Update 1.0.40 (Nov 26, 2021)
Added compatibility to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, update 2.1 (5.20.02)
Update 1.0.39 (Sep 20, 2021)
Added support for Cinema 4D R25 including new icons and UI updates
Miscellaneous other bug fixes
Fixed a bug for texture color spaces and improved Redshift materials
Miscellaneous other bug fixes
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
3ds Max and SketchUp
Update 1.0.37 (March 2021)
Added 3ds Max 2022 support
Updated and expanded the help for our SketchUp Player
Fixed a bug with V-Ray 2 rendering in SketchUp
Added support for Python 3.9
Fixed an issue that the Python 2 Extension didn’t load on newer macOS versions
Update 1.0.36 (December 2020)
SketchUp: Added V‑Ray 5 for SketchUp support
Minor bug fixes (SketchUp only)
Update 1.0.35 (November 27, 2020)
SketchUp: Added SketchUp 2021 support. Note: highest V-Ray version supported: 4.20.03 (V-Ray 5 support coming soon)
Cinema 4D: Various bug fixes and small improvements
All platforms: Bug fixes and improvement of Arnold Renderer support, bug fixes for V-Ray materials
Note for our customers who use V-Ray for SketchUp:
Laubwerk Plants do not yet fully support V-Ray 5. With V-Ray 5, Chaos Group released a very powerful upgrade, but it contains major changes that need to be reflected in the Laubwerk Player Plugin. We are currently working closely with Chaos Group to ensure Laubwerk Plants and V-Ray 5 continue to work seamlessly together. Please stay tuned!
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