Architectural visualization firm and tools developer polygoniq has released botaniq 6.7, the latest version of its library of 3D plants for Blender.
The release adds support for animation to all of botaniq’s 3D plants, making it possible to create looping wind animations, with the option to bake animation to improve performance in large scenes.
High-quality 3D plants for Blender artists and architectural visualization professionals
First released in 2019 for Blender, and later also ported to Maya, botaniq is a library of optimised 3D plants.
The Blender edition has grown from a 1.0 release of 63 trees to hundreds of deciduous, coniferous and tropical trees, plus other types of plants, including shrubs, cacti, herbaceous plants and grasses.
Recent releases have also added photoscanned rocks and stones, and helper tools for scattering assets and for drawing vines across the surface of a model.
Now supports randomisable looping wind animations
To that, botaniq 6.7 adds animations to all of botaniq’s 3D plants and particle systems.
Users can apply wind animation to vegetation – there are separate animation types for plants of different heights – creating loops of up to 80 frames, with the option to randomise start and end times.
Animations are reused between multiple assets, which polygoniq describes as “both [a] disadvantage but also an advantage when it comes to memory [use in large scenes]”. Animation can also be baked.
Botaniq’s free edition includes all of the features of the commercial versions, so you can test the new animations on 31 plants and 8 scatters.
Pricing and system requirements
Botaniq 6.7 is compatible with Blender 2.93+. You can download 4% of the library (currently 31 assets) free.
The full library (currently 723 assets) costs $129; the Lite version (currently 304 assets) costs $39. Multi-seat studio licences start at $249. Commercial licences include future updates.
Read more about the new features in botaniq 6.7 in the release notes
Download the free edition of animated 3D tree library botaniq from Blender Market
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