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Baldcypress forest

Baldcypress forest
(Taxodium distichum forest)

Taxodium distichum forest is a bald cypress specially designed for specimen growing in forest. The bald cypress hails from the Southeastern regions of America, where it predominantly thrives along riverbanks and in swamps, giving rise to freshwater environments akin to mangroves. This tree typically reaches an average height of up to 40 meters and is distinguished by its tall and robust root collar, reminiscent of a bottleneck. To facilitate underwater root respiration, the Taxodium distichum, a bald cypress, is known for developing vertical aerial roots—an attribute it shares with some other mangrove trees, such as those in the Avicenia genus. In its natural habitat, the bald cypress is often draped in Spanish moss, which is available as an option in the procedural definition of this species. Despite its native origin in the USA, the bald cypress has gained significant popularity in landscaping projects abroad, particularly in Europe, where it adorns the shores of artificial lakes and ponds.

This species is available with a license for the PlantCatalog.

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Plant type
Climatic zone
Hardiness zone
Included versions
Polygon count
Published Parameters
High Detail (HD)
26 to 1800k +/- 15%
Low Detail (LD)
9 to 720k +/- 15%
  • Included versions:
    • High Detail (HD)
    • Low Detail (LD)
  • HD version:
    • Polygon count: 26 to 1800k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 225
    • Published Parameters: 55
  • LD version:
    • Polygon count: 9 to 720k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 225
    • Published Parameters: 55

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) 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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Other plants from North America, all included with a PlantCatalog license