plant factory relased

e-on software, makers of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announces the immediate availability of Plant Factory, its revolutionary new technology for creating and rendering high-quality 3D plants.

Plant Factory is designed for the CG, SFX, Architecture and Gaming communities. It offers solutions custom-tailored for all audiences. 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.



With Plant Factory users can:

  • 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
  • More information about the Plant Factory technology is available on the newly redesigned website:



Product Lineup

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

Plant Factory Producer ($1,495): 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 ($995): 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 ($495): 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.

Specialty versions:

Plant Factory Artist ($199): 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 ($99): 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 comprehensive comparative feature chart and full purchasing options are available on the product's website:

A Plant Factory Personal Learning Edition is scheduled for release later on in the year.

Plant Factory Bundles and Special Offers

For a limited time only*, customers can save up to $700 on Plant Factory + Vue bundles.

Plant Factory Producer + Vue 11.5 xStream: $700 discount using the voucher code xstream_producer
Plant Factory Studio + Vue 11.5 Infinite: $400 discount using the voucher code infinite_studio
Plant Factory Designer + Vue 11 Complete: $200 discount using the voucher code complete_designer
Vouchers are only applicable to orders of full license for both Plant Factory and Vue.
Users of e-on software's Vue 11 product line will also receive a discount. Users of older versions of Vue will get a further incentive to upgrade to Vue 11.

More information and a detailed price list is available online at:

*All special offer are valid until September 30, 2013

Product Specifications

Plant Factory is a 32 & 64 bits application, designed for the Windows® 32/64 bits XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as Intel Mac OS X 10.5+ platforms. For better performance, a good video board with a minimum of 1GB of video RAM is recommended. A 64 bit system is highly recommended.



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