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Baldcypress urban

Baldcypress urban
(Taxodium distichum urban)

Taxodium distichum urban is a bald cypress specially designed for cultivated specimens in urban landscapes, so without Spanish moss. The bald cypress is indigenous to Southeastern America, where it thrives primarily along riverbanks and in swampy areas, effectively creating freshwater environments reminiscent of mangroves. This tree typically reaches an average height of up to 40 meters and is distinguished by its tall and stout root collar, which bears a resemblance to a bottleneck. To facilitate underwater respiration for its roots, the Taxodium distichum, or bald cypress, is known for developing vertical aerial roots—a characteristic it shares with certain other mangrove trees, such as those within the Avicenia genus. Despite its native status in the USA, the bald cypress has gained popularity worldwide, especially in Europe, where it enhances the beauty of artificial lakes and ponds in landscaping projects.

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Plant type
Climatic zone
Hardiness zone
Included versions
Polygon count
Published Parameters
High Detail (HD)
22 to 2200k +/- 15%
Low Detail (LD)
14 to 920k +/- 15%
  • Included versions:
    • High Detail (HD)
    • Low Detail (LD)
  • HD version:
    • Polygon count: 22 to 2200k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 150
    • Published Parameters: 50
  • LD version:
    • Polygon count: 14 to 920k +/- 15%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 150
    • Published Parameters: 50

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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