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SurfaceSPREAD and Plants Kits Updates

The first official Laubwerk release version of SurfaceSPREAD, the easy and efficient way to distribute Laubwerk Plants on terrains, is now available for Cinema 4D!

Furthermore, the new version 1.0.14 of the Laubwerk Plants Kits adds German language support for 3ds Max 2015, and support for both Corona Renderer and Thea Render for 3ds Max. Existing Laubwerk Plants Kit users get the update for free.

Press Release

SurfaceSPREAD 1.0.34 and Plants Kits 1.0.14 Updates

Potsdam (Germany), March 24, 2015: German digital botany company Laubwerk today announces release 1.0.34 of SurfaceSPREAD as well as release 1.0.14 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, Python (Windows), and Houdini (beta, Windows).

SurfaceSPREAD is a "scattering" plugin for MAXON Cinema 4D. It was originally invented and developed by Frank "c4d-jack" Willeke, who sold it to Laubwerk in late 2013.  Frank says: "With Laubwerk, I am thrilled to have found a partner with whom I can leave SurfaceSPREAD in very good hands.  I am confident that Laubwerk will take good care for SurfaceSPREAD, and that the plugin will benefit from the change of owners.  This is the ideal solution, for on one hand, it will not take SurfaceSPREAD away from my clients who have been using it for years."

Highlights of the first official SurfaceSPREAD 1.0.34 update from Laubwerk are:

  • Updated object icons with a new look which is retina ready and more consistent with Cinema 4D.
  • Improved the licensing system. Licenses can now be requested from within Cinema 4D.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused editor resolution to be used for final renders.
  • Spline controls are now initialized correctly again.
  • The SurfaceSPREAD object no longer forces its own color on distributed objects.
  • Added japanese UI localization.
  • SurfaceSPREAD no longer requires a license when run in headless mode.
  • Distributions using the Minimum Distance Filter should be faster now.

Unlike Laubwerk Plants, SurfaceSPREAD is currently only available for Cinema 4D. (If you need a powerful plant distribution solution for 3ds Max, please check out Forest Pack from our friends at iToo Software.)

Highlights of the Plants Kit 1.0.14 update are:

  • Ensured compatibility with Corona Renderer 1.0 for 3ds Max.
  • Added support for Thea Render for 3ds Max.
  • Added full German language support for 3ds Max (2015).
  • Fixed compatibility issues with VRAYforC4D.

Read the full list of improvements and fixes here:

To get the update, sign in to your Laubwerk Account Page download a fresh installer of your Plants Kit. 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 is available for download at the Laubwerk online store, too.

Laubwerk Plants Kits allow 3D artists and architects 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 and CG artists 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 Full HD rendering:

Aviators Residence interior (CG artwork by Kizo from Arscom using MAXON Cinema 4D, SurfaceSPREAD, Thea Render, Laubwerk Plants Kits) Forest Path (CG artwork by Holger Schömann using MAXON Cinema 4D and SurfaceSPREAD). Forest Path - Editor View (CG artwork by Holger Schömann using MAXON Cinema 4D and SurfaceSPREAD).