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Baldcypress lone

Baldcypress lone
(Taxodium distichum lone)

Taxodium distichum lone is a bald cypress specially designed for hero specimens growing isolated in wild swamps. Native to the Southeastern United States, the bald cypress predominantly thrives in the vicinity of rivers and swamps, essentially creating freshwater mangrove-like ecosystems. This tree typically attains an average height of up to 40 meters and is characterized by its lofty and robust root collar, which bears a striking resemblance to a bottleneck. To facilitate oxygen intake for its submerged roots, the Taxodium distichum, or bald cypress, is known to develop vertical aerial roots—a distinctive trait it shares with certain other mangrove trees, such as those belonging to the Avicenia genus. In its natural habitat, the bald cypress often finds itself adorned with Spanish moss, which you will find as optional in the procedural definition of this model. Despite its American origins, the bald cypress has garnered considerable popularity in foreign countries, particularly in Europe, where it graces the surroundings of artificial lakes and ponds.

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Plant type
Climatic zone
Hardiness zone
Included versions
Polygon count
Published Parameters
High Detail (HD)
25 to 1800k +/- 15%
Low Detail (LD)
9 to 720k +/- 15%
  • Included versions:
    • High Detail (HD)
    • Low Detail (LD)
  • HD version:
    • Polygon count: 25 to 1800k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 200
    • Published Parameters: 55
  • LD version:
    • Polygon count: 9 to 720k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 200
    • 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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