Thu 12th Sep 2013 | News
e-on software announces the Plant Factory range of vegetation generating software.
Plant Factory offers solutions for artists and projects in the games, VFX and TV production industries. The technology available in Plant Factory represents the culmination of e-on software's decades of expertise in the field of digital nature and delivers unsurpassed realism and performance.
Plant Factory allows users to create any kind of vegetation, from simple grass to super elaborate hero trees. Create vegetation by painting it, assembling simple building blocks, or completely graphing all plant properties. Generate procedural geometry and materials of unlimited detail. Animate all plant aspects using precise wind and breeze algorithms
Export 3D vegetation to any 3D application as standard .OBJ, .3DS or animated .FBX
Render stills and animations for compositing jobs or for use as billboards.
Expand their plant library through a dedicated 3D plant model store.
The Plant Factory product line comprises three main products, plus two specialty versions, each of which addresses specific customer needs and budgets.
Plant Factory Producer for Production and SFX Facilities.
Author fully custom intricate 3D plant models in concert with your production workflow. Hand-draw your plants, assemble pre-made components or build plants from scratch using the node graph. With expanded collaboration and composition capabilities, advanced artistic control, and unbelievable productivity, Plant Factory Producer is the perfect vegetation solution for special effects and production studios.
Plant Factory Studio for CG Professionals and Small Studios.
Designed for CG professionals and small studios, this feature-rich version of Plant Factory creates richly detailed custom plants. Hand-draw your plants, assemble pre-made components or build plants from scratch using the node graph. Produce high-quality 3D plants with unprecedented ease-of-use and export them to any other 3D application - including Vue EcoSystems.
Plant Factory Designer: Static Plants for CG Professionals.
Designed for CG Professionals, Plant Factory Designer lets you hand-draw your plants, assemble pre-made components or build plants from scratch. Produce high-quality 3D plants with unprecedented ease-of-use and add them directly to your Vue Scenes and Vue EcoSystems or export them as static 3D meshes for use in other applications.
Plant Factory Artist: Plant Customization for Vue Artists.
This entry level version of Plant Factory allows users of Vue Esprit, Studio and Complete to create amazing 3D plants by hand-drawing or assembling pre-made components. Plants can be customized using an extensive set of parameters and exported directly into Vue Complete, Vue Studio or Vue Esprit (with Botanica module).
Plant Factory Converter: Tweak Plants and Export as Standard 3D Meshes.
Designed for CG artists using any 3D application (such as 3ds Max, Maya, CINEMA 4D, Softimage, LightWave, MODO, etc). This very simple version of Plant lets the users purchase exactly the plant species they need, generate variations, adjust global settings and export as static 3D meshes.
A Plant Factory PLE is scheduled for release later on in the year.
There are also Plant Factory Bundles and special offers, the details of which are all set up on the e-on software website.