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Plants Kits 1.0.15 with Maxwell support

The latest version 1.0.15 of the Laubwerk Plants Kits adds support for 3ds Max 2016, and for Next Limit's Maxwell Render for both 3ds Max and Cinema 4D.

Laubwerk's landscaping and scattering plugin SurfaceSPREAD for Cinema 4D got a bug-fix update. Existing Laubwerk Plants Kit and SurfaceSPREAD users get the updates for free.

Press Release

Laubwerk Plants Kits 1.0.15 and Surface Spread 1.0.37 Updates

Potsdam (Germany), Mai 19, 2015: German digital botany company Laubwerk today announces release 1.0.37 of SurfaceSPREAD as well as release 1.0.15 of Laubwerk Plants Kits, the collection of render-ready, realistic 3D plants designed specifically for architects, CG and VFX artists. The updates of Plants Kits 1-5 and of the Plants Kit Freebie are available immediately for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Houdini (Windows), Python (Windows).

The Laubwerk Plants Kit 1.0.15 update introduces Maxwell Render support.

Rob Redman, creative director, Pariah Studios, was the first artist to test the new feature: "For me the most important aspect of any tool is consistency. I need to know that when I press a button I'll get what I expect, every time. Laubwerk gives me that peace of mind, as well as the quality of plants and materials and ease of use. Now, that Maxwell Render is supported that saves me even more time and gives me the best results possible".

Juan Cañada, head of Maxwell Render Technology, states: "Plants Kits are straight-forward and powerful. It fits nicely into the workflow and provides a large number of plant type variations so you can stay creative with your work. Now that Maxwell Render is supported it's even easier and quality is assured."

Highlights of the Plants Kit 1.0.15 update are:

  • Added support for Maxwell Render for both Cinema 4D and 3ds Max.
  • Added support for 3ds Max 2016.
  • Extended importer dialog.
  • Houdini Player plugin with significantly faster plant loading and new Laubwerk Plants Browser.

Read the full list of improvements and fixes here:

The SurfaceSPREAD 1.0.37 update fixes:

  • A few minor bugs related to the registration process.
  • A problem with accessing the help document on Mac OS X.

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.

SurfaceSPREAD and the Laubwerk Plants Kits are available for download at the Laubwerk online store, and selected resellers. Multi-user and EDU discounts available. The Plants Kit Freebie and 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

Download press release (PDF, English)

Download Full HD rendering and photo from Next Limit Technology's FMX 2015 workshop:

Example by Rob Redman using MAXON Cinema 4D, Maxwell Render, Laubwerk Plants Kits) Example by Rob Redman using MAXON Cinema 4D, Maxwell Render, Laubwerk Plants Kits) with Juan Cañada, head of Maxwell Render Technology,