Autumn is around the corner, but you're just not ready yet for colder temperatures? Then the new PlantCatalog update brings back those summer feelings with 15 new species from warm and humid regions.
Swamps and wetlands
The new batch of plants is particularly well suited for swamps and wetlands. One of the most prominent species for these biomes are mangrove trees. Fill your scenes with any of the almost 300 mangrove presets. Or try the bald cypress trees with 575 presets.
Of course, no swamp scene would be complete without giant mosses and airplants, so we're including those as well. For that extra bit of color, bromelias of different colors and varieties complete this release.
Here is a list of all new species:
Baldcypress lone (Taxodium distichum lone)
Baldcypress forest (Taxodium distichum forest)
Baldcypress urban (Taxodium distichum urban)
Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides)
Giant airplant (Tillandsia utriculata)
Lobster claw (Vriesea carinata)
Flaming sword (Vriesea splendens)
Scarlet star fuchsia (Guzmania lingulata fuchsia)
Scarlet star pink (Guzmania lingulata pink)
Scarlet star red (Guzmania lingulata red)
Scarlet star white (Guzmania lingulata white)
Scarlet star yellow (Guzmania lingulata yellow)
Mangrove tree lone (Rhizophora lone)
Mangrove tree forest (Rhizophora forest)
Mangrove tree seedling (Rhizophora seedling)
Please head to the Software Center and download the 2023.3 plant archive.
As a reminder, make sure you are on the latest build which we released a few weeks ago - the 2023 Hotfix 2 software updates for all our applications - which offers updated compatibility with host applications such as 3ds Max and Maya 2024, as well as Unreal Engine 5.2.
The plant archives are now full installers which automatically copy all plant species files to the directory specified in the PlantCatalog Exporter (or VUE & PlantFactory) program options.
PlantCatalog Trial available
Want to give the capabilities of PlantCatalog a test drive? We offer a trial version which includes PlantCatalog Exporter, the PlantFactory integration plugins for 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and Unreal Engine 4 & 5 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 & 5. This makes pipeline integration easy.
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.