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March 31, 2015

E-on Software Ships PlantFactory 2015


March 31, 2015. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, makers of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announces the immediate availability of its PlantFactory 2015 product line. PlantFactory is a revolutionary 3D vegetation modeling, animation and rendering software, dedicated to the CG, SFX, Architecture and Gaming communities.

The company is currently shipping all commercial PlantFactory references (PlantFactory Producer, Studio, Designer and Artist), and expects to release the free PlantFactory Exporter, the PlantFactory Personal Learning Edition and the PlantFactory Trial versions Q2 2015.

PlantFactory is a must have for any vfx pipeline - not only as an ideal companion to VUE, but also as a strong ally in any general environment production scenario.

- Peter Baustaedter, VFX Art Director & Environment Artist

New features in PlantFactory 2015

New and enhanced capabilities include:

  • Quads andSubdivision Surfaces(1)
  • Control mesh density of individual parts of the plant(1)
  • Detail maps and Double-sided materials
  • Export meshes as Alembic(1)
  • Exchange plants or plant parts with ZBrush(1)
  • Export materials using Ptex standard(2)
  • New ultra-realistic wind model
  • Redesigned interface and workflow
  • Simplified Material Editor
  • New lightweight Simple Segment node for small branches and twigs
  • New Node presets for the Segment and Leaf nodes(3)
  • Custom tailored FBX export preset for Unity 5
  • Redesigned content, 19 new plant species(1)
  • 44 simple tutorial scenes explaining specific settings(1)

(1) PlantFactory Producer and Studio

(2) PlantFactory Producer only

(3) PlantFactory Producer, Studio and Designer

Compare PlantFactory versions with the comparative chart.

More information about the PlantFactory technology is available on the newly redesigned website:

Product Lineup

The PlantFactory product line comprises 3 main products, plus 2 specialty versions, each of which addresses specific customer needs and budgets:

PlantFactory Designer ($495): Create Beautiful 3D Plants.
Easily produce high-quality, photo-realistic 3D plants: hand-draw from scratch, assemble pre-made components or customize existing models to fit your exact specifications.
Export as static 3D meshes for use in other applications, or load plants directly in VUE and Carbon Scatter.

PlantFactory Studio ($995): Animated Plants for CG Professionals.
Add wind & animation effects and control every detail of your plant designs using the advanced procedural modeling graph.
Export fully animated plant meshes to any 3D application or load plants directly in VUE, Carbon Scatter and LumenRT.

PlantFactory Producer ($1,995): The Solution for Production Studios.
Author fully animated 3D plants in concert with your production workflow.
With expanded collaboration and compositing capabilities, advanced artistic control and dependable productivity, PlantFactory Producer is the perfect solution for demanding production studios.

Yearly maintenance plans are available for all 3 products. More information on e-on software's maintenance plans can be found at:

Specialty versions:

PlantFactory Exporter (Free)*: Export Plants to Any 3D Application.
Get the exact plant species you need from the PlantFactory Nursery, generate variations, adjust global settings, tweak published parameters and export them as static meshes for use in your other 3D applications.

PlantFactory Artist ($199): Plant Customization for VUE Artists.
Designed for VUE 2014+ Esprit, Studio or Complete users, this special version of PlantFactory integrates seamlessly with your product and represents the prefect combination of functionality and pricing.

The company is currently offering a time limited introductory special offer. Full licenses are discounted by 40% and upgrades by 25%. A comprehensive comparative feature chart and full purchasing options are available on the product's website:

The PlantFactory 2015 Personal Learning Edition and Trial versions are scheduled for release in Q2 2015.

* PlantFactory Exporter will be released in Q2 2015

Product Specifications

PlantFactory is a 64 bit - only application, designed for the Windows® 64 bit XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as Intel Mac OS X 10.6+ platforms. For better performance, a good video board with a minimum of 1GB of video RAM is recommended.

About e-on software

E-on software is the leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, PlantFactory, CloudFactory Ozone and Carbon Scatter). E-on software products are used worldwide by the film, television, architecture, game, science, educational and entertainment industries.

E-on software products were used in feature films such as "Dr Strange," "Kubo and the 2 Strings," "Jupiter Ascending," "Minions," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Croods," "Dragons 1&2," "Hunger Games," "Hugo," "Tintin," "Super 8," "Thor," "Avatar," "Clash of the Titans," "Sucker Punch," "Despicable Me 1&2," "The Wolf Man," "2012," "Lovely Bones," "GI Joe The Rise of the Cobra," "Land of the Lost," "Terminator 4, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Indiana Jones 4," "Monster Vs Aliens," "Australia," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "KungFu Panda," "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and TV series such as "Spartacus," "Smallville," "Battlestar Gallactica," "Caprica," "Stargate Atlantis," "Stargate Continuum," "The Vampire Diaries" and more. Read more on these stories in e-on software's Spotlights section:

E-on software was founded on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer's creativity. By investing significant resources in research and development, e-on software is able to deliver cutting-edge, user friendly technologies that produce stunning digital nature scenery.

In 2015, e-on software was acquired by Bentley Systems and now operates as an internal venture subsidiary.

E-on software is based in Paris, France. For more information visit

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