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Laubwerk Plants Kits and SurfaceSPREAD Updates

The latest updates of the Laubwerk Plants Kits and the SurfaceSPREAD plugin adds support for Cinema 4D R17 and fixes various smaller issues.

Laubwerk Plants Kits are a line of drag-and-drop software extensions for Autodesk 3ds Max,  MAXON Cinema 4D, and Houdini. SurfaceSPREAD distributes vast amounts of objects on terrains.

Press Release

Laubwerk Plants Kits and SurfaceSPREAD Updates

Potsdam (Germany), September 22, 2015: German digital botany software company Laubwerk today announces release 1.0.17 of their successful Plants Kits, a collection of render-ready, realistic 3D trees designed specifically for architects, CG and VFX artists. The updates of Plants Kits 1-6 and of the Plants Kit Freebie are available immediately for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini (Windows), and Python (Windows). Moreover, Laubwerk SurfaceSPREAD has been updated to 1.0.40.

Highlights of the Plants Kit 1.0.17 update are:

  • Added support for Cinema 4D R17.
  • Fixed a bug with 2-sided materials in VRAYforC4D.
  • Thumbnails in Cinema 4D now use Retina resolution when available.
  • Textures are now delivered with straight alpha instead of premultiplied.

Read the full list of improvements and fixes here:

Highlights of the Laubwerk SurfaceSPREAD 1.0.41 update are:

  • Added support for Cinema 4D R17.
  • Added French documentation (Thank you Fanny!).

To get the updates, sign in to your Laubwerk Account Page download a fresh installer of your Plants Kit or SurfaceSPREAD. Windows users are advised to uninstall previous versions of the Laubwerk Player plugin before running the new installer.

Purchase your Laubwerk Plants Kit for 149 Euro (w/o VAT) per user, or SurfaceSPREAD for 79 Euro (w/o VAT) at and selected resellers. The Plants Kit Freebie is available for download at the Laubwerk online store, too.

Laubwerk Plants Kits allow architects, CG artists, and VXF 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 GmbH
Philip Paar, CEO
Tel: +49 331-58 56 992-0
Fax: +49 331-58 56 992-3
August-Bebel-Straße 27
14482 Potsdam, Germany

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Plumeria rubra - part of Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie (CG artwork by Mario Kelterbaum using Cinema 4D)