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Plants Kit 16 and April Updates


April brings updates to the Laubwerk Player and SurfaceSPREAD plugins as well as the new Plants Kit 16.

The free updates add support for Cinema 4D S24, Maya 2022, and many smaller enhancements.

Press Release

Get in Shape with Topiary Trees and Laubwerk Updates

Berlin (Germany), April 13, 2021: German digital botany software company Laubwerk announces Plants Kit 16: Temperate Topiary Trees, and updates to the Laubwerk Player Plugin 1.0.38 and the popular SurfaceSPREAD 2.0.5. The Laubwerk Plants Kits are collections of beautiful, render-ready 3D plants explicitly created for architects, CG, and VFX artists.

The new Plants Kit 16 is a collection of ten outstanding sculpted trees. Topiary is the horticultural practice of training plants to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes. Laubwerk's first topiary kit includes a wide range of beautiful plants popular for their clearly defined, almost architectural forms. Imagine royal gardens with the globular, crowned Dwarf Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides 'Nana'), or running through a Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) Maze with its wide range of different geometric shapes.

Lee Miller, Head of Communications and Senior Artist at Laubwerk, states: "Tim Burton fans will fall in love with Plants Kit 16. Along with the recently updated Laubwerk Player 1.0.38, fantastical creations are now at your fingertips, Scissorhands or Band-Aids not required."

Where To Buy: Purchase your Laubwerk Plants Kit 16, or Kit 1-15, and SurfaceSPREAD directly at the Laubwerk Store or from your favorite authorized Laubwerk reseller.

Laubwerk’s plant collection is growing fast with the addition of Plants Kit 16 and recent updates to Plants Kits 1-15 and Plants Kit Freebie. Download the new installers, get planting, and have fun! Available for SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, and Cinema 4D.

Highlights of the Laubwerk Player 1.0.38 update include:

  • Added support for Cinema 4D S24
  • Added support for Autodesk Maya 2022
  • Added support for V-Ray Standard Material in Cinema 4D
  • Added support for Corona Renderer 7 PBR materials in 3ds Max and Cinema 4D
  • Miscellaneous other bug fixes

Highlights of the SurfaceSPREAD 2.0.5 update are:

  • Added support for Cinema 4D S24
  • Fixed a bug that prevented UVW tag generation for SPREADscape objects
  • Fixed a bug that ignored effector visibility for clones
  • Miscellaneous other bug fixes

Additional Information for Cinema 4D users:

  • The folks over at Octane Render fixed a problem so that SurfaceSPREAD is now also fully functional in conjunction with Octane Render for Cinema 4D
  • All Laubwerk products for Cinema 4D are now optimized to take advantage of the Apple M1 processor

Read the complete list of improvements and fixes on the Release Notes page. To access the updates, sign in to your Laubwerk Account Page and download a fresh installer for your kits. Windows users are advised to uninstall previous versions of their Laubwerk plugin before running the new installer.

New to Laubwerk? Try it for free! The fully functional (Cinema 4D only), SurfaceSPREAD 2 plugin demo version, and the Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie are now available for download at the Laubwerk online store. Don’t forget to share your fantastic creations on our Instagram or Facebook page.

Laubwerk Plants are high-quality, customizable 3D plant models for 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and SketchUp, designed to save time and add natural beauty to any scene. A one-click solution brings realistic render-ready 3D trees to life for architects and CG artists, reducing the need for fine-tuning and encouraging exploration. Innovative technology allows for creative experimentation with multiple, high-density models while efficiently managing the memory footprint. Each tree model comes in three shapes, with three ages and four seasons per shape. Adjustable detail level settings mean that each tree looks great without slow navigation or long rendering times.

About Laubwerk GmbH:

Founded in 2010, Laubwerk is a Berlin-born 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, including small businesses, universities, and VFX and architecture corporations such as Audi AG, OBI, Robert Bosch GmbH, VW AG, Foster+Partners, Perkins Eastman, David Chipperfield Architects, The Boundary, Ronen Bekerman, Double Negative, National University of Singapore, Aalto University, Leibniz University Hannover, TU Munich, and ETH Zurich. (


Laubwerk GmbH
Philip Paar, CEO
Immanuelkirchstr. 15
10405 Berlin, Germany

Download high-res HD rendering:


Formal garden, CG artwork by Kizo using Cinema 4D and Laubwerk Plants, especially Plants Kit 16 

Detail of one model of Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' in summer, rendering by Jan Walter Schliep using Arnold Renderer