The Best 3D Plant Technology on Earth ! PlantFactory is a must have for any vfx pipeline, and an ideal companion to VUE. Create, Edit and Export High-Quality Animated 3D Plants.
Create, Refine and Export High-Quality Animated 3D Plants! PlantFactory is a revolutionary 3D vegetation modeling, animation and rendering software, dedicated to the CG, SFX, Architecture and Gaming communities.
New in PlantFactory 2016 R6: new diamond leaf mode, advanced flower controls
In terms of new features, PlantFactory 2016 R6 is the more substantial update, adding a new diamond leaves mode intended to reduce polygon count for vegetation that will only be seen at a distance.
There are subdivision boost, mid rib angle and curvature parameters to adjust the look of the leaves; and the option to use either regular texture maps or a dedicated new diamond UV mode.
The higher-end editions of the software – Designer, Studio and Producer – get a new 2D profile filter editor, designed to help create more complex flower geometry, such as the trumpet form shown in the video above.
There is also a new gravi-tropism parameter to mimic the effects of gravity on flower growth.
Finally, users of the Producer edition get a new seasonal material editor, designed for use with sister tool Lumen RT, when creating real-time visualizations.