(San Francisco, California--May 5, 2009) Architects and designers now have access to 100 species of Xfrog plants and trees that can be easily integrated into digital worlds and environments created with Autodesk 3ds Max Design modeling, animation and rendering software.
This render-quality, highly realistic content - developed by botanical experts from around the world - is available for free download from the Autodesk Seek web service.
Xfrog libraries are created from original photos, reference sketches, books and real samples of each plant. Bark, leaves and petals are scanned to create high-quality, realistic models. Users can download TIF texture files, as well as ZIP files that contain multiple versions of the vegetation - representing different ages, seasons, colors and sizes in varying amounts of detail. The detailed vegetation can also be simplified using the enhanced ProOptimizer in 3ds Max Design 2010 or the Polygon Reduction Tool in Autodesk Maya 2009 software.
Availability The Xfrog content is now available on Autodesk Seek for 3ds Max Design 2010, Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 and Maya 2009 software. Download the content at http://seek.autodesk.com
About Autodesk 3ds Max Design
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010 software extends the building information modeling (BIM) workflow by enabling architects, designers, and visualization specialists to explore, validate and communicate their creative ideas - from digital prototypes to cinema-quality visualizations. It delivers powerful lighting analysis technology, advanced rendering capabilities, and digital continuity with the AutoCAD and Revit software families of products. For more information, visit http://www.autodesk.com/3dsmaxdesign
About Autodesk Seek
Autodesk Seek is a web service that architects, engineers, designers and animators use to search and select manufacturer-specific or generic building products and associated design content. This content includes 3D models, 2D drawings, and specifications.