Learn the Best 3D Plant Technology on Earth for FREE!

There are 2 options to learn PlantFactory for free:

You may also be interested in downloading the free PlantFactory Exporter. Click here to learn more.


PlantFactory 2016 PLEs: We are expecting to release the PlantFactory 2016 Personal Learning Editions and Trial Versions before end of Q4 2016. In the mean time you may still download and install the PlantFactory 2015 PLEs, see below for more information.

Personal Learning Edition

The Personal Learning Edition of PlantFactory is a free, fully functional version of PlantFactory Producer. With the PLE you can:

  • Create complete projects and save your work*,
  • Export your plants to other applications as standard geometry or use them in VUE**,
  • Render in Full HD (for stills) and animations up to 720p***,
  • Learn at your own pace (the PLE never expires)!

Please note that the PLE is for learning purposes only. In particular, it is strictly forbidden to use the PLE for any commercial work. The PLE ships with a limited subset of the total content available in the commercial product.

*For your own use only - you cannot exchange files with other users

**Exported geometry removes 1 polygon out of 5; import into VUE works with both the VUE PLE and full commercial licenses of VUE

***Renders carry a logo and will be watermarked after 30 days


The download is approximately 510 Mb and includes 64-bit Windows and Mac versions. PlantFactory is currently available in English only.

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How to download the PLE:

A download link will be sent to the e-mail address in your e-on software account. If you don't have an account with e-on yet, you need to create one first:

Even more Environment Power!

The PlantFactory PLE can work hand in hand with VUE*, offering artists the most powerful and complete environment creation solution in the world!

Read more about VUE and PlantFactory working together here.

* Both commercial licenses of VUE, and the VUE Personal Learning Editions

PlantFactory Studio, Designer and Artist Trials

The PlantFactory Trial lets you test the exact capabilities of the different versions of PlantFactory (Studio, Designer, and Artist) so that you can decide which one best fits your needs. The Trial contains all 3 versions: you will be asked to choose which one to install at the time of installing.

The PlantFactory Trial is fully functional, aside from the following limitations:


The Trial Version cannot be used for commercial work. Once registered, the Trial Version will work for 30 days.

The download is approximately 552 Mb and includes 64-bit Windows and Mac versions. PlantFactory is currently available in English only.

How to download the Trial Version:

A download link will be sent to the e-mail address in your e-on software account. If you don't have an account with e-on yet, you need to create one first:

Minimum System Requirements

PlantFactory is a 64 bits application only, designed for the Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 as well as Intel Mac OS X platforms. A video board that is capable of running Shader model 4 is required. For better performance, a minimum of 1GB of video RAM is recommended (Video RAM should not be confused with system RAM. Video RAM resides solely on your video board).

Performance of the software is directly related to the power of the system running it. PlantFactory is optimized to make the best of all the processors/cores on your system. The power of your video board directly impacts the frame-rate of the plant preview.

Recommended System Specs

Compatibility Chart

VUE

Carbon Scatter (1)

LumenRT

PlantFactory 2014 (4)

VUE 2014.7+

VUE 2015.2+

Carbon Scatter Pro 2015.1+

LumenRT 2015.5+(2)

PlantFactory 2015 (5)

VUE 2014.7+

VUE 2015.2+

VUE 2016

Carbon Scatter Pro 2015.5+

Carbon Scatter Pro 2016

LumenRT 2015.5+(2)

PlantFactory 2016

VUE 2015.2+

VUE 2016

Carbon Scatter Pro 2015.5+

Carbon Scatter Pro 2016

Bentley LumenRT Connect Edition Update 1(3)

(1) PlantFactory Designer, Studio and Producer only

(2) PlantFactory Studio and Producer only

(3) PlantFactory Producer only

(4) Requires PlantFactory 2014.7 update or higher

(5) Requires PlantFactory 2015.2 update or higher