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Date palm

Date palm
(Phoenix dactylifera)

Phoenix dactylifera, the date palm, is a 30-meter-tall palm which has been extensively cultivated and distributed sincethe early civilizations in North Africa and the Middle East where it is also believed to originate from. The date palm has a narrower trunk than that of the other palms on Canary Islands. The trunk is less thick, often more erect, shorter and bluish. Another one of its characteristics is to sometimes produce several trunks. For date production, the Phoenix dactylifera is nowadays cultivated in all Mediterranean climates on the planet, especially in California, South America or Australia.

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Plant type
Climatic zone
Hardiness zone
Included versions
Polygon count
Published Parameters
High Detail (HD)
25 to 2 100k +/- 10%
Low Detail (LD)
12 to 1 100k +/- 10%
Real-time (RT)
0.6 to 55k +/- 10%
  • Included versions:
    • High Detail (HD)
    • Low Detail (LD)
    • Real-time (RT)
  • HD version:
    • Polygon count: 25 to 2 100k +/- 10%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 78
    • Published Parameters: 30
  • LD version:
    • Polygon count: 12 to 1 100k +/- 10%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 78
    • Published Parameters: 30
  • RT version:
    • Polygon count: 0.6 to 55k +/- 10%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 78
    • Published Parameters: 21

What's included
  • One procedural *.tpf file per included plant version (HD / LD / RT) 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)

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