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Kit 10, Thea for SketchUp, and More

Kit 10 is here with ten more fantastic temperate deciduous trees. Furthermore, the Laubwerk Plugin Player for SketchUp now supports Thea Render.

Laubwerk Plants Kits Update 1.0.23 brings mayor improvements for Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Maya. Download the latest update from our website and benefit from the improvements.

Press Release

Introducing Plants Kit 10 and Thea for SketchUp Support, and much more

Potsdam (Germany), January 31, 2017: German digital botany software company Laubwerk today announces release 1.0.23 of their successful Plants Kits, a collection of render-ready, realistic 3D trees designed specifically for architects, CG and VFX artists. The new Plants Kit 10 - Temperate Deciduous Trees - as well as the updates of Plants Kits 1-9, and of the Plants Kit Freebie are immediately available for SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini, and Python (Windows).

Plants Kit 10 is 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.

"We are particularly proud to add the excellent Thea Renderer to our lineup of supported renderers for SketchUp, especially since we already support it on our other supported 3D platforms!" says Philip Paar, CEO of Laubwerk. George Gliatis, Graphics Designer at Solid Iris Technologies, is exited about the newly added support for Thea: "Laubwerk Player is an excellent companion to Thea for SketchUp. Thanks to the extensive vegetation library, architectural models can easily get lifelike environments."

Highlights of the Plants Kit 1.0.23 update are:

  • Added support Thea for SketchUp for Windows and OS X. Compatible with Skatter for SketchUp
  • Laubwerk Player plugin for SketchUp (2014-2017) with many bug fixes, improved RAM usage, performance, and user interface
  • 3ds Max: Fixed a major bug that V-Ray distributed rendering failed on slave machines
  • Maya: Bug fix for V-Ray high quality materials, improved Skeleton mode, faster rendering

Read the full list of improvements and fixes here: http://www.laubwerk.com/products/release-notes. To get the updates, sign in to your Laubwerk Account Page and download a fresh installer of your Plants Kits. Windows users are advised to uninstall previous versions of the Laubwerk Player plugin before running the new installer.

The new Kit 10 and all Laubwerk Plants Kits are each available for 149 Euro (w/o VAT) at the Laubwerk Store and selected Laubwerk resellers. Multi-user and EDU discounts are available. The Plants Kit Freebie is available for download at the Laubwerk Store, too.

Laubwerk Plants Kits allow architects, CG artists, and VFX 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.

About Laubwerk GmbH:

Founded in 2010, Laubwerk is a Berlin-born, Potsdam-based CG software company that offers fast and fluent solutions for architects, CG artists, and VFX experts requiring 3D plant models while working with popular 3D software platforms. Laubwerk sets new technical and quality standards with authentic-looking plants that require minimal time and effort while offering maximum detail and control. Laubwerk has customers in more than 100 countries, from small businesses, universities to VFX and architecture corporations such as Foster+Partners, Perkins Eastman, David Chipperfield Architects, The Boundary, Ronen Bekerman, Double Negative, National University of Singapore, Aalto University, Leibniz University Hannover, and ETH Zurich. (www.laubwerk.com)

Contact:

Laubwerk GmbH
Philip Paar, CEO
info@laubwerk.com
Tel: +49 331-58 56 992-0
Fax: +49 331-58 56 992-3
August-Bebel-Straße 27
14482 Potsdam, Germany

Download Full HD renderings:

 Kizo's Fever Dream (artwork by Kizo, Arscom Studio, using CINEMA 4D and Corona Renderer Voss's laburnum (Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii') - rendering by Mario Kelterbaum using Cinema 4D and OTOY OctaneRender Kit 10 - trees in a row in spring- rendering by Mario Kelterbaum using Cinema 4D and V-Ray Kit 10 - trees in a row in autumn- rendering by Mario Kelterbaum using Cinema 4D and V-Ray Kit 10 - trees in a row in autumn- rendering by George Gliatis, Graphics Designer - Solid Iris Technologies using SketchUp, Laubwerk Plants Kits and Thea Render