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Great rhododendron

Great rhododendron
(Rhododendron maximum)

Rhododendron maximum, the great rhododendron, is a dominant understorey species of the Appalachians, covering a vast area from Georgia to Maine. It is a very large shrub that can eventually grow into a small 10 m tree. It is probably the largest Rhododendron in the western world, hence its name. The flowers are usually white and open in summer after pink buds. More rarely, some natural specimens show flowers that can even be dark pink. Rhododendron maximum is quite adaptable in cultivation and particularly resistant to the cold. Sometimes hybridized in horticulture with Rhododendron catawbiense and Rhododendron ponticum.

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Plant type
Climatic zone
Hardiness zone
Included versions
Polygon count
Published Parameters
High Detail (HD)
0.8 to 1600k +/- 15%
Low Detail (LD)
3 to 540k +/- 15%
  • Included versions:
    • High Detail (HD)
    • Low Detail (LD)
  • HD version:
    • Polygon count: 0.8 to 1600k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 100
    • Published Parameters: 29
  • LD version:
    • Polygon count: 3 to 540k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 100
    • Published Parameters: 28

What's included
  • One procedural *.tpf file per included plant version (HD / LD) with infinite variations for use with VUE / PlantFactory and PlantCatalog Exporter (see below)
  • Multiple parameters, shape presets and global settings (Maturity, Health, Season) for maximum customization
  • High quality smart materials that react to procedural parameters
  • Built-in wind animation, exportable as rigged bones or point cloud animation
  • Free PlantCatalog Exporter software for exporting static or baked polygon meshes to a variety of formats:
*.USDA / *.USDC / *.USDZ
  • Free integration plugins from PlantFactory for directly loading the procedural *.tpf file format into 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Maya & Unreal Engine 4 & 5 with pre-built shaders for Arnold, Redshift, Renderman, Unreal Engine 4 & 5 & V-Ray® (plugins for more applications are in development)

If you have a PlantFactory license, you can even open the *.tpf file and get full editable access to its internal node network.

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More Information

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