There’s now a free Personal Learning Edition of the new Plant Factory Producer, from the makers of 3D landscape software Vue. It’s a…
“3D vegetation modeling, animation and rendering software [to create] fully custom intricate 3D plant models.”
Users of free never-expires version can apparently…
* Create complete projects and save their work
* Export their plants to other applications as standard geometry [standard .OBJ, .FBX]
Like most Eon/Vue freebies it’s also heavily crippled. Model exports are crippled in the free version because…
“Exported geometry removes 1 polygon out of 5”.
Although I’m guesing that those willing to experiment with smoothing (3DXchange), repairing (PolyTrans), remeshing by adding polys (I think the latest Poser can do that) or decimating (DAZ Decimator) the .OBJ models might make the plants acceptable for middle-distance use in DAZ or Poser?
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.