News: Laubwerk Player Update 1.0.26 and Summer Sale 2018
Save 20% on all 12 Laubwerk Plant Kits as well as SurfaceSPREAD until July 31st, 2018 — and there’s a free player update too!
Potsdam (Germany), July 19, 2018: German digital botany software company Laubwerk announces the release of version 1.0.26 of their successful player plugins for Laubwerk Plant Kits, a collection of render-ready, realistic 3D plants designed specifically for architects, CG, and VFX artists. The updated versions of Plant Kits 1-12 and the Plant Kit Freebie are immediately available for SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini (on request), and Python (Windows). Our 2018 Summer Sale has also started, featuring a 20% discount.
Laubwerk Plant Kits enable architects, CG artists, and VFX specialists to insert photorealistic tree models into their 3D scenes quickly and easily, avoiding the usual slowdowns from 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 three shapes, with three ages, and four seasons per shape. Adjustable detail level settings means that each tree looks great without slow navigation or long rendering times.
Lee Griggs, Technical Author at Solid Angle (Autodesk) and 3D artist, was one of Laubwerk’s beta testers of the new release. Lee says: “The Laubwerk assets automatically work with Arnold 5 shaders making the setup process effortless. Congratulations! Laubwerk has created a wide variety of beautifully realistic plants and trees that are suitable for any production.”
Highlights of the Plant Kit 1.0.26 update include:
- 3ds Max: 2019 support, Arnold 5 support
- Maya: Arnold 5 support
- SketchUp: Snappier Laubwerk browser, V-Ray 2.x support is back
- Cinema 4D: Updated Arnold 5 support to Arnold core version 5.1
Read the full list of improvements and fixes on the Release Notes page. To get the updates, sign in to your Laubwerk Account page and download a fresh installer for your plant kits. Windows users are advised to uninstall previous versions of the Laubwerk Player plugin before running the new installer.
All Laubwerk products work with Cinema 4D, and the plants kits also work with Maya, 3ds Max, V-Ray, Google Sketchup, Octane Render, Houdini and more. Try them for free! Each plants kit come with the newly updated Player. Here's a taste of what's on sale.
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. 10 broadleaf tree 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.
10 subtropical 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.
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 Houdini.
Posted by Kim Sternisha