Modules for VUE 2016 - Botanica
Edit your plants and create your very own species
With Botanica, you can truly take advantage of e-onís SolidGrowth technology and become a virtual gardener! Grow your own realistic or imaginary plants, use your own scans and photographs as textures for trunks, stems and leaves, and watch your new species diversify SolidGrowth-style!
The Botanica module is an optional module for VUE Pioneer and VUE Esprit 2016. It is part of VUE Studio 2016 and VUE Complete 2016.
The Plant Editor
Botanica's plant editor lets you easily customize any SolidGrowth plant (from the VUE library or from Cornucopia3D) to create your own, unique plant species.
You can adjust the settings for the entire plant, or work on individual subsets of the plant (trunk, branches leaves...). Textures for any subset can be edited or replaced, so you can use your own pictures and scans to create new realistic leaves and trunks.
Once you save your newly created species, it behaves just like any SolidGrowth plant:
Every generated copy will look slightly different, yet the overall characteristics of the species will be preserved!
Plant Editor Animation
Any parameter in the plant editor can be keyframed, so you can create animated effects such as plant growth and decay, or plant morphing!
Complete Feature List
Easy-to-use plant editor for plant customization
Plant Editor and Leaf Editor let you modify existing plants or create entirely new plant species
Easily create custom leaves using your own textures
Modify the length, falloff, gnarl, diameter, droop and angle of trunk and branch subsets
Change length, width, randomness, flexibility, curl and overall color of entire leaf subsets
Instantly create variations of existing plants
Save new species and re-load them for use in other scenes
Plant geometry keyframing for spectacular animated lifecycles and morphing
High definition OpenGL preview of plants in editor
Preview-Render plants in editor
Edit PlantFactory plants published parameters directly within the Plant Editor
Open PlantFactory directly from the Plant Editor to fine tune your tpf specie
Health and Seasonality parameters for Plant Factory vegetation are animatable directly within the Plant Editor
Changing Health and Seasonality on TPF plants automatically creates Keyframes in the animation timeline (Also requires KronosFX)
Select individual pre-defined PlantFactory 2016+ species variations within the Plant Editor (Also requires EcoPainter or EcoSystem)