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Season's Greetings and V‑Ray 5 for SketchUp Support

Time to render those holiday trees!

The newest free Laubwerk Player 1.0.36 update brings you support for V-Ray for SketchUp 5! How's that for a holiday present you get to unwrap right away?

Press Release

Season's Greetings and V‑Ray 5 for SketchUp Support

Berlin (Germany), December 18, 2020: German digital botany software company Laubwerk announces version 1.0.36 of their successful Player plugin for use with Laubwerk Plants Kits, a collection of render-ready, realistic 3D plants designed specifically for architects, CG and VFX artists. Download the new installers, and let the magic begin! The updated versions of Plants Kits 1-15 and Plants Kit Freebie are now available for SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, and Python.

Highlights of the Laubwerk Player 1.0.36 update are:

  • SketchUp: Added V‑Ray 5 for SketchUp support
  • Minor bug fixes

Note for our V‑Ray for Cinema 4D customers: The Laubwerk Player does not yet support V‑Ray 5 for Cinema 4D. With V‑Ray 5, Chaos Group released a very powerful upgrade, but it contains major changes that need to be reflected in the Laubwerk Player Plugin. We are currently working closely with Chaos Group to ensure Laubwerk Plants and V‑Ray 5 for Cinema 4D continue to work well together. Please stay tuned!

Read the full list of improvements and fixes on the Release Notes page. To get the updates, sign in to your Laubwerk Account Page and download a fresh installer for your Plants 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 SurfaceSPREAD 2 demo version and the Laubwerk Plants Kit Freebie are available for download at the Laubwerk online store.

Laubwerk Plants Kits enable architects, CG artists, and VFX specialists to insert photo-realistic tree models into their 3D scenes quickly and easily, avoiding the usual slowdowns from overly complicated parameters or excess memory usage. Laubwerk makes this possible by providing just the right amount of options in their 3D tree models, without overwhelming the user or their computer. 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
Immanuelkirchstraße 15
10405 Berlin, Germany

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Image by Jan Walter "Walli" Schliep using a Laubwerk prototype of Abies nordmanniana, with Cinema 4D, and Redshift