Artwork by Aron Kamolz
|Feature / Category||Creator Solution||Professional Solution||Enterprise Solution|
|Drawing, pruning and manual editing|
|Component creation and modelling|
|Import external geometry|
|Create leaf clusters|
|Grow plants on objects|
|Link to Z-Brush|
|Texturing and UVs|
|Node-based procedural materials|
|Presets and preset variations|
|Maturity / Growth|
|Topology and LODs|
|Quads and triangles|
|Different meshing modes|
|LOD export to generic file formats|
|LOD export to VUE|
|Animation export to generic file formats|
|Animation export to VUE|
|Integration and export|
|Export to VUE (*.tpf format)|
|Share scene files and procedural species with other users|
|Export to generic 3D formats|
|Render with Raytracer||yes (limited to 4k resolution max)||yes (unlimited resolution)||yes (unlimited resolution)|
|Render with PathTracer||yes (limited to 4k resolution max)||yes (unlimited resolution)||yes (unlimited resolution)|
|Multipass & G-Buffer|
|Includes access to the full PlantCatalog||optional||optional||yes|
Includes VUE and PlantFactory with all creative features – an affordable solution for all artists who work, design and render mainly inside of VUE & PlantFactory. Available as node-locked license only.
Includes VUE and PlantFactory with export functionalities, unlimited render size, multipass and integration plugins – a solution for seamless pipeline integration. Available as node-locked license only.
Bundles VUE, PlantFactory, 25 RenderNodes Network Rendering licenses, and the PlantCatalog – an ever-growing library of vegetation species. Available as floating (upon request) and node-locked licenses.
PlantFactory is a 64-bit application, designed for 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 10 and Intel Mac OS X 10.10+ platforms. Like all 3D packages, it is highly demanding in terms of computer power. Although the application is totally multi-threaded to ensure the smoothest possible response, you must realize that there is a lot going on when you work in PlantFactory.
Recommended System Specs
Windows 64 bit (Windows 8 or Windows 10), Mac OS 10.13-11*,
Multi-core CPU (Intel Core I7, I9, AMD Ryzen or Mac Pro), AVX compliant,
8GB+ of RAM,
4GB+ of free Hard Disk space (on the drive hosting the OS),
We recommend a graphics card containing at least 4 GB of VRAM with a 3D Mark score of 10,000 or better.
Autodesk MAYA 2016-2020 (Win/Mac)
Autodesk 3ds Max 2015-2021
Maxon Cinema 4D R16-R23 (Win/Mac)
*Please note that VUE and PlantFactory 2021.1+ will only run on the ARM based Apple computers through Rosetta 2 at this time.