November 15, 2021 Elena

Environment Creation for Cinema 4D (P3): Laubwerk Plants

3D trees are an essential part of many CG scenes. Laubwerk Plants was founded in 2010 on the idea that architects and CG artists should not have to choose between inefficient photomontage, boring, static tree models that lack versatility, or overly-complicated modeling tools with hundreds of parameters that force users to take extra time to design each 3D tree from scratch. This German digital botany software company offers easy-to-use software extensions for architects and CG artists looking for authentic 3D plants, and plant scattering tools.

Let’s find out about Laubwerk’s Plants Kits and SurfaceSPREAD – two easy-to-use, native Cinema 4D plugins with iRender today.

Plants Kits

Laubwerk Plants Kits is a series of render-ready 3D trees that offer maximum flexibility for users while minimizing the time (and computer memory) spent inserting foliage into 3D scenes.

Currently, Laubwerk offers 16 Plants Kits. Each Kit comes with 10 species of render-ready smart trees, that can be dragged and dropped into 3D scenes, then quickly and easily adjusted according to the shape, age, season and level of detail the scene requires. Each species comes in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasonal aspects, for a total of 360 models per Kit.

All of this can be accomplished via the free Laubwerk Player that brings the 3D trees to life. This plugin Player seamlessly integrates into Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, SideFX Houdini, Trimble SketchUp, and Python. And more 3D design platforms are on the horizon. It loads the models and allows for easy selection and manipulation of the models, e.g.  choose between variations, ages and seasons and allows fine grained control about Level of Detail.

System requirements & Compatibility

  • OS: Windows, Mac.
  • MAXON Cinema 4D R16-25.
  • A computer that is capable of running your version of Cinema 4D.
  • 10MB of hard disk space and additional space for the Laubwerk Plants models.
  • Renderer: Standard Renderer, Mental ray, Iray, Maxwell Render, Thea Render, V-ray, Arnold, RedShift, OctaneRender, and Corona Renderer.

SurfaceSPREAD

SurfaceSPREAD is specifically designed to populate (‘scatter’) vast amounts of object clones on surfaces and splines. Furthermore, it contains a terrain generator, shaders, and other helper objects to satisfy all your landscaping needs inside Cinema 4D. You will use parametrical tools, environment-sensitive parameters (e.g. slope/height) or manually control your distributions with help of splines, vertex painting, bitmaps or distribution modifiers.

Unlike Laubwerk Plants, this product is for Cinema 4D only.

System requirements & Compatibility

  • OS: MacOS X or Windows.
  • Maxon Cinema 4D (R16-25).
  • A computer that is capable of running your version of Cinema 4D.
  • About 30MB of disk space per installed Cinema 4D version.
  • For network rendering (e.g. Net Render or Team Render), SurfaceSPREAD must also be installed on the render nodes. No license activation is required in this case.

Best Cloud Rendering Service For C4D and Laubwerk

iRender is a GPU-Acceleration Cloud Rendering Service for Multi-GPU Rendering with Powerful Render Nodes: 2/4/6x RTX 3090/3080/2080Ti, provides high computing performance on the model of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). Cinema 4D users can easily choose their machine configuration from recommended system requirements to high-end options, which suit all your project demands and will speed up your rendering process many times.

High-end hardware configuration

  • Single and Multi-GPU servers: 1/2/4/6x RTX 3090/3080/2080Ti. Especially, NVIDIA RTX 3090 – the most powerful graphic card.
  • 10/24 GB vRAM capacity, fitting to the heaviest images and scenes. NVLink/SLI requested for bigger vRAM.
  • RAM capacity of 128/256 GB.
  • Storage (NVMe SSD): 512GB/1TB.
  • Intel Xeon W-2245 or AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX CPU with a high clock speed of 3.90GHz.

Let’s see rendering tests with Cinema 4D and different renderers on servers (4/6x RTX 3090) at iRender:

Reasonable price

iRender provides high-end configuration at a reasonable price. You can see that iRender’s package always costs much cheaper than packages of other render farms (in performance/price ratio). Moreover, iRender’s clients will enjoy many attractive promotions and discounts. For example, this November, we offer a promotion for new users and discounted prices for many servers, users will take advantage of these to level up their renders.

For Cinema 4D users with large-scale projects, iRender offers the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly Fixed Rental packages, which saves you up to 50% of the cost compared to the hourly rental. Please read more about our Fixed rental service here.

And much more utilities

To reduce the rendering time more, users can run multiple machines at the same time. You can use the machines separately or connect them by using Thinkbox Deadline. iRender provides Redshift licenseThinkbox Deadline license for Prime customers. Users, who recharge enough points to become Prime customers, will not only be able to use Redshift/Thinkbox Deadline license without usage or maintenance costs, but also enjoy a lot of exclusive benefits.

In addition, users can request extra services to make full use of iRender servers, for example, expand image threshold, increase the size of network drive (Z:), open port, install NVLink, and change hardware. Surprisingly, you get all of these services for free.

Conclusion

Laubwerk’s Plants Kits and SurfaceSPREAD create and scatter beautiful and easy-to-use 3D plant models, that are perfect for anyone looking to insert beautiful greenery into their 3D scenes and renderings without the usual hassle. With all the outstanding advantages mentioned above, you must have found yourself the perfect choice for Cinema 4D and Laubwerk projects. We believe together with Cinema 4D and Laubwerk, our GPU accelerated servers will bring greater interactivity and speed to artist workflows. What users can get from iRender is not only the best quality products but also the high security and the most comfortable render time.

So, do not hesitate anymore, let’s REGISTER for an account today to get a FREE COUPON to experience our service and reach a new level of cloud rendering.

Thank you & Happy Rendering!

Source: laubwerk.com, maxon.net

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