Today, with the evolution of rendering engines and capture techniques, both for materials and geometric scanning, we can find high-quality 3D models and materials on the market. However, realistic vegetation remains a challenge in 3D due to the natural complexity of plants and some limitations of capture methods.

At 3D Collective, we have dedicated more than a year of R&D trying to provide a high quality solution for all those who seek the highest level of photorealism in the development of their 3D projects. This first vegetation pack is the synthesis of our work. In it you can find scanned 3D indoor plants that stand out for their high degree of realism, a standardized PBR material system to work in any project and circumstance and a simple structure so that they do not imply an overload of resources.


  • 4 High Poly 3D models of scanned olive trees
  • 4 3D Mid Poly models of scanned olive trees
  • 20 Textures 8k and 4k
  • Compatible with V-Ray 5, V-Ray NEXT, Corona 7 and OBJ


To achieve realistic results, it is important to obtain information as accurate as possible from the real world. In the case of plants, it is essential to capture at least these 3 real-world data in order to guarantee good results:

  • Accurate normal maps
  • Color maps without reflections Front and Back
  • Calibrated translucency

Albedo maps without reflections with Cross Polarization

When capturing photographs with the purpose of recreating in 3D the behavior of light on plants, a technique is necessary to separate the specular reflections from the diffusse. For this purpose, we have resorted to Cross Polarization, a technique that allows us to scan both components separately, thus avoiding having reflections in our diffusse, which allows us to have incredibly realistic leafs.

To guarantee better results and obtain a better resolution, the leafs that make up our atlases have been individually scanned in high resolution (8K) which allows to obtain a great amount of fine detail in the final 4K Atlas map.


High precision normal maps

There are different methods to scan geometry such as photogrammetry or laser scanning. However, these 2 techniques, as they are methods designed to create a triangular geometry in 3D, have the limitation of triangles size. For these cases, a technique called “Photometric Stereo” is usually more interesting, because the amount of details It no longer depends on the number of triangles, but on the number of pixels of our camera. Fortunately, today we have cameras with very high resolutions that allow us to create normal maps with a detail difficult to achieve in geometric scanning techniques.

All normal maps in this pack have been obtained using photometric stereo, which provides a very realistic result compared to other 3D models of plants where the normal map is extracted from the diffuse, which produces a very unrealistic result.

As can be seen in the following comparison, the scanned normal map is one of the most important maps when creating realistic vegetation since, if done correctly, it allows a large amount of detail that breaks up the reflections, generating a result practically indistinguishable from the reference photograph.


Realistic 3D Models

Another essential aspect for 3D vegetation to look realistic is detailed modeling that respects the natural anatomy of plants and contains sufficient detail to create the illusion of reality as well as detailed 3D models of planter.

There are several applications for plant modeling such as GrowFX or SpeedTree. However, manual modeling often offers the ability to model details that are not possible to achieve with these automated tools. In this pack we have combined GrowFX modeling techniques with a lot of manual modeling to make the plants look their best.


Models with reduced polygonization

Included in this pack are four slightly reduced poly density models that are exactly the same in shape as the original models. This alternative will allow you to reduce the weight of your scene by sacrificing some small details of the model. Although the number of polygons is reduced, these models still offer superior quality for your renders, and will be the most recommended option when the model is not in the foreground.

Images created with this product

Everything mentioned above allows us to create very high quality 3D plants. In this gallery you can see examples of the results you can get with these models.



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Payments via Direct bank transfer need manual confirmation. After 24-48 hours from the confirmation of the payment in our bank, you will receive a notification message in the e-mail that you indicated during the purchase process, with the confirmation and the download link to the product .

For any questions or additional information about payments and returns, please contact us at: soporte@3dcollective.es

To ensure the satisfaction of our users, all our products have a 15 day money back guarantee. if during this period you are not satisfied with the purchase, contact us at soporte@3dcollective.es and we will refund your money.

For download: Given the high resolution of the models of this Pack, the download files up to 1.1GB, depending on the internet connection the download of this pack may vary:

ADSL   100Mbit/s  =  2min
ADSL     24Mbit/s  =  8min
ADSL       2Mbit/s  =  1h 32min

After purchasing this product, you will receive an email with the download links, you can also access this thru the “MY ACCOUNT“.This product has a 5 download limit, but if you need more you can contact us at soporte@3dcollective.es to ask for more or ask us any question related to this product.

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