PlantFactory is a revolutionary 3D vegetation modeling, animation and rendering software, dedicated to the CG, SFX, Architecture and Gaming communities.
With PlantFactory you can:
Create any kind of vegetation, from simple grass to super elaborate hero trees
Create your vegetation by painting it, assembling simple building blocks, or completely graphing all plant properties
Generate procedural geometry and materials of unlimited detail
Animate all plant aspects using precise wind and breeze algorithms
Export your 3D vegetation to your preferred application as standard .OBJ, .3DS, .C4D, .LWO, .ABC (alembic) or animated .FBX
Go back and forth between PlantFactory and ZBrush using the GoZ bridge
Render stills and animations for your compositing jobs or for use as billboards
Expand your plant library through the TPF Nursery
There are 3 versions of PlantFactory:
Designer Create Beautiful 3D Plants Easily produce high-quality, photo-realistic 3D plants: hand-draw from scratch, assemble premade components or customize existing models to fit your exact specifications. Export as static 3D meshes for use in other applications, or load plants directly in VUE and Carbon Scatter.
Studio Animated Plants for CG Professionals Add wind & animation effects and control every detail of your plant designs using the advanced procedural modeling graph. Export fully animated plant meshes to any 3D application or load plants directly in VUE, and Carbon Scatter.
Producer The Solution for Production Studios Author fully animated 3D plants in concert with your production workflow. With expanded collaboration and compositing capabilities, advanced artistic control and dependable productivity, PlantFactory Producer is the perfect solution for demanding production studios.
Version: 2016 R6 Release Date: 6/28/2018
Key new features in PlantFactory 2016 R6
New diamond leaves node
Allows massive savings on polygon footprint
Adds subdivision boost, mid-rib angle and curvature parameters for precise fine tuning
New diamond shape cutout from regular texture maps and new diamond UV mode (45° tilted texture map) for optimizing polygon space
Seasonal material editor dedicated to Bentley LumenRT real-time engine (2)
Set as many season steps as necessary (each step relates to a specific set of textures and color shift)
New color-shift mask to apply seasonal color shift only where it matters (e.g. leaves but not branches)
Complete animation toolset to handle gradual seasonality changes throughout the plant lifecycle
Flower node improvements (3)
New dedicated 2D profile filter editor to easily add more flower geometry complexity
Updated trumpet flower node to take advantage of new 2D filter
New flower gravitropism parameter to simulate gravity effects on flowers
UI/UX and navigation improvements
Industry standard shortcuts (Alt based navigation)
(2) PlantFactory Producer only (3) PlantFactory Designer, Studio and Producer only
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