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Plants Kits Update 1.0.20

Laubwerk Plants Kits now support Autodesk Maya and the Plants Kit Freebie now contains five free species.

Get the latest update of Laubwerk Plants Kits that has support for Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 and the Plants Kit Freebie now comes with improvements to Common broom and Turkish pine as well an additional free species, the Kentia palm!

Press Release

Laubwerk with Autodesk Maya Support

Potsdam (Germany), June 23, 2016: German digital botany software company Laubwerk today announces release 1.0.20 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 1-7 and of the Plants Kit Freebie are available immediately for Maya (Win & Mac) 3ds Max, Cinema 4D (Windows & Mac), Houdini (Windows), and Python (Windows).

Highlights of the Plants Kit 1.0.21 update are:

  • Added support for Maya 2017 and 2016.5 (Extension 2) for Windows and OS X (Linux download on request)
  • Many bug fixes an improvements of the Laubwerk Player plugin for Maya
  • Added support for Autodesk 3ds Max 2017
  • Added a fifth free species to the Plants Kit Freebie, the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), a popular and elegant plant for subtropical and tropical climates and indoor
  • Improved look of two species of the Plants Kits Freebie: Improved habit of the twigs and inflorescence of the common broom (Cytisus scoparius) models and improved trunk material of the Turkish pine (Pinus brutia) models

Rob Redman, Creative Director at Pariah Studios, states: “Maya users are getting ever more elegant solutions and Laubwerk’s new Maya Player definitely follows the trend. Browsing, managing and adding foliage to your Maya scenes has never been this efficient. Or this fun!"

Read the full list of improvements and fixes here: 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.

Purchase your Laubwerk Plants Kit for 149 Euro (w/o VAT) per user 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 has customers in over 100 countries that include small businesses, universities, and leading VFX and architectural corporations such as Foster+Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, Double Negative, The Boundary, Ronen Bekerman, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, and many others. (


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)

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Kentia palm part of the Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie (rendered in iray for Maya) Screenshot of the new Laubwerk Kentia palm using the new Laubwerk Player plugin for Maya rendered in iray