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OnyxTREE CONIFER is a dedicated procedural creator and modeler of 3D CONIFER trees and bushes. Besides 3D it exports lit single polygon panel trees with shadow. The modeler comes with extensive CONIFER Library with over 50 of ready-to-use and editable presets of trees, bushes and other plants.

OnyxTREE CONIFER 7 released !

Key features of OnyxTREE CONIFER modeler

  • Intuitive and fast parametric modeling
  • OnyxTREE CONIFER 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
  • Wind settings
  • Chain-saw pruning, trunk shapes, needle curvatures, etc...
  • Exquisite user interface

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.

Comprehensive 3D export 3D model export

OnyxTREE CONIFER exports 3D trees in six most popular 3D file formats. Those are: 3DS for Max/Viz 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 for Lightwave with color-per-vertex coordinates, UVs, and surfaces; OBJ for Maya 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 !


This is a new feature of version 6. 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

Pine detail under wind movie done in 1997 with TREE STORM

Wind time line

Calm Light breeze Storm

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 CONIFER 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 CONIFER's superbly conceived Z3R rendering engine which does quality job with astonishing speed of 40,000 polygons/second with virtually no RAM requirement.

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.

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OnyxTREE CONIFER Library included

OnyxTREE CONIFER comes with a rich collection of already created CONIFER trees, bushes and other plants ready to use, modify, and expand upon. The user will find there from the most popular Abies concolor - White Fir, over beautiful Cedrus libani - Cedar of Lebanon, and exotic Pinus wallichiana - Himalayan Pine, to tall Pinus nigra - Austrian Pine, and many other species. All-in-all more than 80 plants !

Pinus c. Abies c. Abies g. Abies n. Abies p.
Abies p. Abies v. Cedrus d. Cedrus l. Cephalotaxus f.
Picea e. Picea o. Picea p. Pinus a. Pinus c.
Pinus d. Pinus f. Pinus m. Pinus n. Pinus n
Pinus p. Pinus p. Pinus s. Pinus w. Podocarpus n.
Pseudotsuga m. Taxus b. Taxus b. Pinus p. Sciadopitys v.
and 20 more...
Idria c. Romulus s. Romulus b. Cryptomeria j.

Exquisite user interface

In all your CONIFER modeling endeavors, OnyxTREE CONIFER 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, or XP operating system

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

OnyxTREE CONIFER Software Package

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

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