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PlantFactory 2016 R2 Now Shipping

Stylized Meshing Mode - Cycling through various Smoothing and Convexity quality values

PlantFactory 2016 R2 Now Available

The Release of PlantFactory 2016 R2 goes alongside the recently released VUE 2016 R2.

Key new features in PlantFactory 2016 R2 include:

Stylized Meshing Mode: The new Stylized Meshing mode enables you to quickly and automatically generate a low polygon envelope version of vegetation models and export models with a small polygon footprint while retaining the actual vegetation visual volume. Additionally, envelope resolution, smoothing, and convexity quality is user configurable and can range from none to ultra-sharp edged meshes to ultra-smooth. Stylized Meshing mode can also be used creatively to produce non-photorealistic vegetation.

3-Axis Billboard Leaves Rotation: Using Billboard leaves is ideal when working for Real-Time engines, or, in an offline workflow, to create low polygon plants to be seen from a distance. (Billboard leaves are perfect for VUE EcoSystem populations for instance). Quick and easy to set up, this new feature is perfect to avoid any obvious linear visual pattern, by letting you add slight randomization to leaves axis rotation.

Full feature list:

PlantFactory 2016 Now Available

PlantFactory 2016: Create, Refine, and Export high-quality animated 3D Plants

PlantFactory is an innovative 3D vegetation modeling, animation, and rendering software developed for the CG, SFX, architecture and gaming communities.

"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." said Peter Baustaedter, VFX art director and environment artist.

Key new features in VUE 2016 include:

  • Growth Simulation: Easily generate geometry using a biologically inspired growth simulation
  • PlantFactory Variations: Easily and quickly add more realism to your scenes and improve your productivity at the same time!
  • Fully customizable Level of Detail (LOD)
  • And a lot more...

Check out some of the new features in action!

Growth Simulation

Preset Variations

Level Of Detail (LOD)

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PlantFactory 2014 Receives CGPress Editor's Choice Award

"PlantFactory is everything I hoped it would be!"
Torbjorn Olsson

CGPress awarded PlantFactory 2014.6 its Editor's Choice Award in their just-published 2 pages review!

The article also comes with videos showing the software in action. Don't miss it!

Plant Factory - Meeting Realms Art's Tony Meszaros

Sample Plant Factory species from Realms Art

"I think with Plant Factory, e-on have re-asserted themselves as a top level player in the field of plant modeling!"

Under the "Realms Art" brand, Tony Meszaros has adopted Plant Factory as his new tool of choice for creating a multitude of plants to share.

Sample Plant Factory species from Realms Art

In this exclusive interview for Cornucopia3D, Tony shares an insider's look to his workflow with Plant Factory, and reveals a few secrets about his upcoming projects.

>> Read on!

>>Check out Realms Art online store on

Creating content other than plants with Plant Factory - Pyromania

New Plant Factory Pre-release


Today we're releasing a new pre-release of Plant Factory that addresses slow response issues on some computers, especially on Windows 8 and Mac platforms. 

This update requires that you reinstall Plant Factory Studio. To do this, please go to your account page, scroll down to the "Your orders" section, locate the Plant Factory order and click on it. When the order details appear, click on the "Send download links" button to receive your new download link. 

Please don't hesitate to share your experience on the Plant Factory forum

Plant Factory Documentation

Today, we are pleased to release the Plant Factory documentation.

This online documentation will give you a better insight of the Plant Factory's advanced node graph, together with providing great help on all aspects of the software.

The documentation is collaborative, so feel free to add comments, elaborate on what is said or provide your tips and tricks.

Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts!