Product Line-up and Pricing

There are 3 versions of PlantFactory: Designer, Studio and Producer. We also provide a free Exporter and an entry level version for VUE Artist users.

PlantFactory is developed by e-on software and is available now from the e-on software online store.


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Full version $495

Designer: Create Beautiful 3D Plants

Easily produce high-quality, photo-realistic 3D plants: hand-draw from scratch, assemble pre-made components or cust­omize existing models to fit your exact specifications.

Export as static 3D meshes for use in other applications, or load plants directly in VUE and Carbon Scatter.

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Full version $995

Studio: Animated Plants for CG Professionals

Add wind & animation effects and control every detail of your plant designs using the advanced procedural modeling graph.

Export fully animated plant meshes to any 3D application or load plants directly in VUE, Carbon Scatter and LumenRT.

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Full version $1,995

Producer: The Solution for Production Studios

Author fully animated 3D plants in concert with your production workflow.

With expanded collaboration and compo­siting capabilities, advanced artistic control and dependable productivity, PlantFactory Producer is the perfect solution for demand­ing production studios.

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Not sure which version is for you? Check the comparative chart below - you can start with Designer and move up to Studio or Producer later - we'll only charge you the difference in cost, so you won't lose anything.


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Exporter: Export Plants to Any 3D Application

Get the exact plant species you need from the PlantFactory Nursery, generate vari­ations, adjust global settings, tweak published parameters and export them as static meshes for use in your other 3D applications.

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Full version $199

Artist: Plants for VUE Artists

Designed for VUE 2015+ Esprit, Studio or Complete users, this special version of PlantFactory integrates seamlessly with your product and represents the prefect combination of functionality and pricing.

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PlantFactoryExporter

FREE

Artist

$199

Designer

$495

Studio

$995

Producer

$1,995

ForCG ArtistsVUE ArtistsCG ProfessionalsCG professionals and Small StudiosStudios and Sfx
Works withAll 3D appsVUE onlyAll 3D appsAll 3D appsAll 3D apps
Integration with VUE*VUE Esprit, Studio and Complete 2014.7+, 2015 & 2016All versions of VUE 2014.7+, 2015 & 2016All versions of VUE 2014.7+, 2015 & 2016All versions of VUE 2014.7+, 2015 & 2016
Integration with Carbon Scatter*All versions of Carbon Scatter 2015.5+ & 2016All versions of Carbon Scatter 2015.5+ & 2016All versions of Carbon Scatter 2015.5+ & 2016
Integration with LumenRT*All versions of LumenRT 2015.2+All versions of LumenRT 2015.2+
Get additional plant species from the plant nursery
Diversity
Create new variations of a plant with the click of a button
Grow plants on other objects
Adjust global plant settings
Control forces applied to plant
Plant variations inside VUE EcoSystems
Modeling
Infinitely detailed, fully procedural geometry
Hand-draw plants interactively
Build plants from components
Create plants from scratch using a graph of nodes
Import objects for use in your plants
Drive plant parameters with graph (create dependencies to time, season, fractal noises, etc)
Create and access sub-graphs
Inter-parameter randomness dependency
Generate Quad-based geometry
Create Subdivision-Surfaces for connecting branches
Choice of multiple meshing algorithms
Control mesh density of individual plant parts
Manual control of mesh density along segments
Texturing
Bitmap and procedural texturing
Simple and Advanced material editors
Double-sided materials
Separate UV for detail layer
Advanced procedural material effects (based on position on parent, distance to branch, etc)
Animation
Wind effects
Control plant properties based on time to create aging and seasonal changes
Create wind-animated plants for use in other e-on productsVUEVUE and Carbon ScatterVUE, Carbon Scatter and LumenRTVUE, Carbon Scatter and LumenRT
Export
Export plants as 3D meshes
Export rigged and animated plant meshes
Export plants with wind and breeze animation
Export materials using Ptex
Export plants as multiple meshes
Exported plant resolutionUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Supported export formatsFBX, OBJ, 3DS, LWO, C4DN/AFBX, OBJ, 3DS, LWO, C4DABC, PTX, FBX, OBJ, 3DS, LWO, C4DABC, PTX, FBX, OBJ, 3DS, LWO, C4D
Rigged/animated export formatsFBX, LWO, C4DFBX, LWO, C4D
Integration
Send portions of plant to Zbrush and then back to PlantFactory
Advanced still and animation rendering
Compositing information
Exchange assets with other VUE and PlantFactory users in your facility
Use as a floating license, or with floating licenses of VUE (license server required)
Render VUE with PlantFactory content on Render Nodes or Render Farms
Content
Included plant species/objects019404646
Included plant componentsN/A19333333

Not sure which version is for you? Remember, you can start with Designer and move up to Studio or Producer later - we'll only charge you the difference in cost, so you won't lose anything.


* May require a separate update to enable integration. Products of different generations may not be 100% compatible.

Each copy of PlantFactory can only be connected with one single copy of VUE, LumenRT or Carbon Scatter.

If you want to exchange content between multiple copies of PlantFactory, you need Producer.

Please note that the existing .VEG file format for VUE plants is not compatible with PlantFactory.
You won't be able to edit these plants using PlantFactory. PlantFactory introduces a new format, .TPF.

PlantFactory Artist 2015 Platform Delivery Method Price
PlantFactory Artist 2015 Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$199
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PlantFactory Designer 2015 Platform Delivery Method Price
PlantFactory Designer 2015 Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$495
PlantFactory Designer 2015 + Maintenance Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$594
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PlantFactory Studio 2015 Platform Delivery Method Price
PlantFactory Studio 2015 Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$995
PlantFactory Studio 2015 + Maintenance Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$1,194
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PlantFactory Producer 2015 Platform Delivery Method Price
PlantFactory Producer 2015 Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$1,995
PlantFactory Producer 2015 + Maintenance Windows and Mac OSX DownloadUS$2,394
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Educational licenses are available for e-on software ATCs (Authorized Training Centers).
Contact e-on software for pricing and site licensing information.

PlantFactory is a 64 bits application only, designed for the Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 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

  • Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 64 bits or Mac OS X v10.6+
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 470 / ATI Radeon HD 6950 or better video board, with 1GB+ of Video RAM
  • Core i5 or more powerful CPU
  • 4+GB of free RAM
  • 4GB of free Hard Disk space.