Over the past 7 years, we have constructed over 3,000 plant models and translated them in 10 popular formats, and the 150 Free Plants represent one Species from each of our 31 libraries so you may learn and appreciate both the wide biodiversity and botanical accuracy of our plant libraries.
The models are built in a laborious multi-part process:
First, our experts visit botanical gardens worldwide to photograph and gather the leaf and bark for each plant. (View our English Yew leaf and bark textures). After the gather, we compare our notes and consult our “plant form” reference books to extrapolate the one plant into seasons and ages. We then browse whatever online photos of the leaves, bark, and representative plants we can find, to “final confirm” our seasons and ages. Then we use all the above materials to model the 3 to 9 plant variations needed for each Species to be able to make ecosystems renders.
One final note: The entire store has a 50 % Off Sale thru the end of May!