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Ponderosa pine forest

Ponderosa pine forest
(Pinus ponderosa forest)

Pinus ponderosa forest is a ponderosa pine procedural vegetation model generating forest shaped specimens (i.e., a tree that has to grow taller to catch the light and with more broken branches throughout the lower level of its trunk). The Rocky Mountains' Pinus ponderosa is common, found from BC to North Mexico at 300-3100 meters. A large pine with a regular pyramidal shape, it grows up to 50 meters. Often confused with Pinus jeffreyii, it can be differentiated by its smaller cones (2x smaller), larger size, and greenish needles. The ponderosa is an important timber species in the western US, but mainly cultivated as an ornamental tree elsewhere.

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)
36 to 1000k +/- 12%
Low Detail (LD)
15 to 400k +/- 12%
Full Geometry (FG)
45 to 1200k +/- 12%
  • Included versions:
    • High Detail (HD)
    • Low Detail (LD)
    • Full Geometry (FG)
  • HD version:
    • Polygon count: 36 to 1000k +/- 12%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 135
    • Published Parameters: 45
  • LD version:
    • Polygon count: 15 to 400k +/- 12%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 130
    • Published Parameters: 44
  • FG version:
    • Polygon count: 45 to 1200k +/- 12%
    • Maturity:
    • Health:
    • Season:
    • Presets: 130
    • Published Parameters: 40

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