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OnyxTREE BROADLEAF is a dedicated procedural creator and modeler of 3D broadleaf trees, shrubs, and bushes. Besides 3D it exports lit single polygon panel trees with shadow. The modeler comes with extensive BROADLEAF Library with over 220 ready-to-use presets of trees, bushes and other plants.

Key features of OnyxTREE BROADLEAF modeler

  • Intuitive and fast parametric modeling
  • OnyxTREE BROADLEAF Library included
  • Save 3D model as ONX, 3DS, C4D, DXF, FAC, LWO, OBJ
  • Wind sequence export
  • Render with light and shadow
  • Hi-res export with alpha channel and one polygon panel
  • Leaf plates and Leaf Texture Library
  • Chain-saw pruning, trunk shapes, branch curvatures, etc...
  • Exquisite user interface
  • StarTrek movie movie

    This premier dedicated, knowledge-based, parametric modeler builds plants for you. The process of a tree creation and its 3D model generation is extremely fast and robust. It is capable to create infinite variety of highly photorealistic and biologically faithful trees that will grossly enhance the quality of your renderings.

    3D model export

    OnyxTREE BROADLEAF exports 3D trees in six most popular 3D file formats. Those are: 3DS with UVs and sub-materials; C4D with colors, UVs, and sub-objects; DXF with colors and layers, FACT with color-per-vertex coordinates, UVs, and sub-objects, LWO with color-per-vertex coordinates, UVs, and surfaces; OBJ with colors, UVs, and sub-objects. In addition, you can save lassoed part of the tree. Also, prior to export you can adjust the polygon count !

    Comprehensive 3D export

    Leaf plates Natural leaves

    You can easily texture map natural scanned leaves onto the tree in your renderer. Export 3D model with plates. The plate or leaf prototype holds UV mapping coordinates. Use the leaves from included Leaf Library of texture maps.


    If you wish to blow wind on the tree, set the wind parameters to the desired values and the smart algorithms will calculate and model all the deformations on the basis of physical properties of the wind and the tree, and the interaction forces between them, without any extra effort on users part. Shown below is Wind Time Line bar and below that images of young Salix babylonica affected by light breeze, moderate breeze, and moderate gale, respectively.

    Wind settings

    Wind time line

    Light breeze Strong breeze Moderate gale

    Wind affected 3d model sequence export

    This feature has been developed for the users of Lightwave, Cinema4D, Modo, Maya, etc. From now on, you can generate sequence of 3d models of a tree under wind, and import them into their software, render it, and create beautiful animation of trees. OnyxTREE BROADLEAF saves tree models as sequences of LWO, C4D, OBJ, 3DS, DXF, FAC, or ONX files, with the desired naming format. In addition, frame-to-frame model polygon count is constant.

    Sequence Export

    Render with light

    This is truly one of a kind feature. Load any tree, enable the sun light, choose, for example, the late afternoon sun preset, and press the render button. The tree lit by the late afternoon sun appears on the canvas in seconds. You can either choose one of light presets or custom adjust light parameters to a variety of other light conditions. And, no matter how many polygons it has, the chosen tree will ALWAYS be rendered thanks to OnyxTREE BROADLEAF's superbly conceived Z3R rendering engine which does quality job with astonishing speed of 40,000 polygons/second with virtually no RAM requirement.

    Shadow casting

    A tree can cast its shadow on a horizontal surface. Just press the shadow button and a chosen tree casts its shadow onto the ground according to the preset light and shadow conditions. You can save that image as a TGA file with an alpha channel. An ideal feature for post processing and photo compositing.

    Shadow image

    PANEL Hi-res image export

    You can save the rendered image of a tree as a BMP file (Win version), PICT (Mac version) and TGA file. The image size and resolution are adjustable and can be up to 30,000 pixels in either direction. You can set the background color by choosing among the predefined background colors or by custom picking the color. When saving as TGA file, you have options to do it with alpha channel and antialiasing.

    Any viewpoint 2D panel export

    When exporting a tree image as a Targa (TGA) file, you can complement it with a single polygon "panel" or "billboard" which will assure a perfect texture-mapping of the image to the polygon. This is an extremely useful feature for those customers who want to use one polygon "panel" or "billboard" trees instead of full 3D models in their scenes. It is a great polygon saver.

    Front view Top view

    Leaf texture maps included

    OnyxTREE BROADLEAF comes with a collection of leaf image maps - front and back, bump and alpha mask maps. Here are some samples:

    Natural leaves

    OnyxTREE BROADLEAF Library included

    OnyxTREE BROADLEAF comes with a rich collection of already created broadleaf trees, bushes and other plants ready to use, modify, and expand upon. The user will find there from the most popular Acer saccharum - Sugar Maple, over beautiful Betula papyrifera - Paper Birch, and exotic Eucalyptus ornata - Silver Mallet, to tall Populus nigra - Lombardy Poplar, and many many other species, including an underwater seaweed. All-in-all more than 220 plants ! Below are their screen shots:

    QuercusRubra2 ForInViolet OleaEuropaea1 ArbutusM2 PopulusCerasifera3
    Bush115 AcerSaccharum2 AcerPalmatum6 PopulusNigra3 CartageusMollis
    SalixBabylonicaY2 AcerSaccharumC1 Mahogany3a PrunusMumeB4 AesculusH1
    EucalyptusFraxi Bush112 QuercusVelutina2 ForInPink Aspen
    MagnoliaS2 FT108 AcerSaccharumC3 PrunusMumeB1 BetulaPendula4
    FT206 AcerPalmatum5 SalixBabylonica2 CeltisOccidentalis PopulusTremuloides
    BetulaPendula5 MalusPumila UlmusAmericana2 EucalyptusPali PopulusVirginiana1
    AcerPlatanoides Shrub2 Persimmon FicusRetusa FT103
    AcerPalmatum1 ZiziphusJujuba MagnoliaLoebneriY2 PlatanusO2 CorylusA2
    BetulaPendula1 SalixBabylonica3 ForInGreen2 FT102 SalixBabylonica1
    BetulaPendula3 PopulusNigra1 Bush102 Shrub3 Romulus110
    Baobab3 Medusa3 MalusPumilaY2 Bush106 AcerPalmatum2
    PopulusNigra4 QuercusPalustrisY3 FT208 PyrusCommunis1 Bush104
    FT202 PrunusMumeB2 Seaweed2 AcerPlatanoidesY2 MagnoliaLoebneriY1
    SalixBabylonicaY1 PlatanusO1 PopulusNigra7 QuercusRubra1 Bush107
    Bush117 FT109 PopulusSerrulata2 PopulusVirginiana4 Bush109
    PrunusMumeB5 Baobab1 AcerPalmatum3 FT204 QuercusPalustrisY2
    Romulus104 FT201 MaytenusBoaria PinOak3 TiliaCordata
    EucalyptusObtusiflora Bush118 MagnoliaLoebneriY3 AfricanUmbrella FT101
    FT210 FT104 HedgeTree AcerPlatanoidesY3 FT205
    CorylusA1 Romulus113 NyssaSylvaticaY4 AcerPlatanoidesY1 PopulusSerrulata1
    IndianL44 AcerSaccharum3 PopulusNigra5 QuercusAlba EucalyptusPyrocarpa
    Bush111 Medusa1 MagnoliaS1 QuercusRubra3 PopulusDeltoides
    NyssaSylvaticaY5 CarpinusBetulus QuercusVelutina1 PinOak2 TiliaCordataY
    AcerSaccharumC2 UlmusAmericana1 PopulusVirginiana3 CarpinusCaroliniana PopulusAlba
    PopulusAmericana PopulusSerrulata4 Romulus112 FT105 FagusGrandifoliaY
    PopulusCerasifera1 QuercusRubra4 EucalyptusSieberi ErithrinaIndica8 PrunusMumeB3
    PinOak1 Shrub1 ArbutusM1 SalixBabylonica4 IndianR24
    AcerRubrum2 Bush101 FT106 Bush103 Bush108
    CartageusLavallei ForInGreen1 TiliaEuchlora1 QuercusAlbaF FT207
    Basswood OleaEuropaea2 FT111 PopulusSerrulata3 BetulaPendulaY
    EucalyptusYilga Bush114 Romulus108 Romulus103 Seaweed1
    BetulaPendula6 FT203 AcerRubrum3 FT211 PopulusNigra6
    AcerSaccharumY2 NyssaSylvaticaY2 AsiminiaTriloba Romulus109 Ironwood
    PlatanusOY1 Baobab5 FagusGrandifolia2 AcerSaccharumY1 Romulus106
    Seaweed3 AfricanSunrise Bush119 Bush116 FT107
    QuercusPalustris2 Shrub4 GinkgoBiloba2 PlatanusOY2 Medusa5
    FT215 Romulus105 AcerPalmatum4 BetulaPendula2 FicusSuperba3a
    EucalyptusOrnata TiliaEuchlora2 NyssaSylvaticaY1 Bush110 QuercusPalustris1
    GinkgoBiloba1 FT110 FT209 PyrusCommunis2 Almond
    Bush105 PopulusCerasifera2 MalusPumilaY1 DownyServiceberry Medusa4
    Romulus101 Romulus102 FagusGrandifolia1 AcerSaccharum1 AcerPalmatum7
    NyssaSylvaticaY3 QuercusPalustrisY1 PopulusNigra2 BetulaPapyrifera Romulus111
    AcerSaccharum4 EucalyptusCollina AesculusH2 Bush113 Medusa2
    PopulusVirginiana2 AcerRubrum1 Romulus114 Pawpaw EucalyptusKombo

    Exquisite user interface

    In all your broadleaf modeling endeavors, OnyxTREE BROADLEAF will give you pretty smooth ride because of its well thought out user interface. We have set very high standards on how well the interface has to blend with the modeling process so that it makes it easy and effective.

    Win System Requirements

    • PC with Intel, AMD or compatible microprocessor
    • MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP operating system

    Mac System Requirements
    • IntelMac with Parallels, Fusion VM, or Boot Camp with MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP operating system

    OnyxTREE BROADLEAF Software Package

    • Download a zip file containing OnyxTREE BROADLEAF application, plant libraries, manual, and auxiliary files.

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