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(PlantCatalog Creator Recommended)
With the PlantCatalog Exporter, a procedural plant is baked to a standard 3D file format that can be imported into many applications. Standard 3D file formats cannot contain any advanced material information, so you will probably need to adjust the saved materials in the target application.
The plugins, on the other hand, detect which render engine is currently selected in your DCC application, and will create appropriate materials and shaders for that render engine. In other words, you will receive e.g. proper native V-Ray materials when V-Ray is the currently selected render engine. This saves you the need of editing the materials on the baked polygon mesh to create a V-Ray material manually on your own.
Additionally, the plugins contain the full procedural editing capabilites of the PlantCatalog exporter. You can make changes to the procedural model at any time inside your scene without the need for repeated export - import workflows. So we suggest using the plugins over the PlantCatalog exporter wherever possible.