The new update for PlantCatalog is here. This release includes everything you need to create a full English Oak forest biome, complete with mushrooms, ferns, dead branches, moss, leaf litter, seedlings, forest trees and much more.
All oak species combined feature more than 600 presets in just the HD versions! We are exceptionally happy to present the largest and most detailed collection of the beloved and often-requested English Oak tree (Quercus robur) on the market.
In addition, you will find two new willow species and standalone RT versions of the lichen and moss which are growing on the colonised oak tree species.
Here is a list of all new species:
English oak forest (Quercus robur forest)
English oak forest colonised (Quercus robur forest colonised)
English oak lone (Quercus robur lone)
English oak urban (Quercus robur urban)
English oak dead (Quercus robur dead)
English oak dead colonised (Quercus robur dead colonised)
English oak seedling (Quercus robur seedling)
English oak leaf litter (Quercus robur leaf litter)
English oak dead branch (Quercus robur dead branch)
Male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas)
Common polypody fern (Polypodium vulgare)
Cep (Boletus edulis)
Brown crumbly (Fomitopsis pinicola)
White willow pollarded (Salix alba pollarded)
Weeping willow pollarded (Salix babylonica pollarded)
Bonus: Quercus lichen RT & Common haircap moss (Polytrichum commune) RT.
Please head to the Software Center and download the 2022.1 archive.
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Major improvement in file size
We were able to compress all existing PlantCatalog species files. They are now up to 60% smaller than before. All existing archives in the Software Center have been updated with the reduced file size versions. If you would like to save some space on your hard drive, we recommend redownloading all archives and replacing the existing files on your computer.
Bonus item: Pot Factory
Did you know that PlantFactory (which is used to create all PlantCatalog species) can do much more than plants only?
Our vegetation modeller Frederic Bec took a detour and created the fantastic and versatile Pot Factory bonus item that covers all your plant pot needs. Choose from a large collection of presets or create your own custom pot with the available parameters.
PlantCatalog Trial now available
Want to give the capabilities of PlantCatalog a test drive? We now offer a trial version which includes PlantCatalog Exporter, the PlantFactory integration plugins for 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and Unreal Engine 4 and a sample collection of procedural PlantCatalog plants for you to try, customize and export.
The following plants are included in the trial version:
With the plugins, you can customize procedural PlantCatalog plants natively in your host application and automatically create shaders for native render engines and for Arnold, Chaos V-RayTM, Redshift, Renderman and Unreal Engine 4. This makes pipeline integration easy.
PlantCatalog also includes live sync to and extensions for NVIDIA Omniverse for even more flexibility in your projects. Easily sync changes from PlantCatalog Exporter to your Omniverse stage and create native OmniPBR materials.
Please note: the PlantCatalog trial version allows testing the full PlantCatalog product. Use within VUE or PlantFactory Creator is not covered by the trial.
Enjoy the update and happy rendering.