XfrogPlants v.3.0 Home Garden Library | 6.57 GB
Home Garden contains 3D models of 20 species of popular fruit and vegetable plants. Each species includes 9 variations in age, size and shape for a total of 180 highly detailed, fully textured 3D models. This diverse selection of plant models is perfect for filling out realistic CG gardens.
The concept behind Xfrog is to give the user, powerful building blocks of Nature as modeling tools. Rather than draw, loft, extrude, revolve, the user procedurally defines organic forms using sliders.
XfrogPlants, are 30 libraries of popular plants, 2000+ plant models, and are built by botanical experts who gather real leaves and bark and painstakingly match photographic references to derive 3-9 variations of each Species of plants that they model.
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In XfrogPlants Version 3.0 Home Garden Library included:
- Allium cepa
This 3D Onion contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: Onions are one of the oldest vegetables known to mankind. This species is currently only found in cultivations, but originally the wild form was native of Asia and northern Africa. Onions have been used as food source since the Bronze Age. Ancient Egyptians considered it a symbol of eternal life. Today, Onions are one of world's largest crops. China and India are the largest producers. Onions are not only a tasty food but also a medical support: their strong anti-oxidants are an effective aid in the prevention of some neoplastic diseases.
- Apium graveolens var. Dulce
This 3D Celery contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: Celery is a Mediterranean native herbaceous plant that is known and used as officinal plant since the times of Homer. The crop lifecycle of this plant is of 6-7 months, but when growing wild it can last two years. The stem of Celery is an important ingredient in all Mediterranean kitchens and has digestive and diuretic medical properties. The fruits are used to make essential oil. The roots are also used for medications.
- Asparagus officinalis
This 3D Asparagus contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: The Asparagus is a coastal plant that is native of the Mediterranean region of the three continents Europe, Africa and Asia. It however spread quite soon all over continental Europe where climate allowed. It is known and cultivated since ancient times, when it was considered aphrodisiac due to the phallic shape of the turions. When cultivated in cooler areas, it has a shorter growing season. Today Asparagus is an appreciated food all over the world and has become part of nearly all cooking styles. The plant also has remarkable curative properties. It is used in most diets because it is tasty, low in calories, and rich in vitamins and fibers.
- Brassica oleracea var. Italica
This 3D Broccoli contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: This species, and other species and subspecies from the genus Brassica, all evolved from a common ancestor, the wild cabbage plant, spread all over Europe. Sources show this subspecies Broccoli, native to Italy, was well known already 2000 years ago: the Romans considered it a real delicacy. It was brought to America by the Italian immigrants, but did not become popular until the1920s. California is the USA state with the larger production of Broccoli. This plant is a very healthy food: rich in vitamins, it also contains chemical compounds that have a strong anti-viral and anti-tumoral action.
- Brassica oleracea var. Capitata
This 3D Cabbage contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: This Brassica species grows better in cooler climates. For this reason, it is often seeded in Autumn or at the beginning of the Winter, for a late Winter/early Spring crop. They require sun and a deep, rich, constantly humid but well drained soil. The Cabbage is very popular in Central and Northern Europe, and especially in Germany, where it is part of the traditional kitchen. The young plants are much appreciated by the snails, who are a threat to the cultivations. The Cabbage is rich in fibers, minerals, and C vitamin, and protects the stomach from bacterial infections.
- Brassica oleracea var. Botrytis
This 3D Cauliflower contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: Like all biennial plants, Cauliflower too takes two years to complete it's life cycle. In the first year it grows the vegetative structuresleaves, stems and roots, then it enters a period of dormancy during the winter. In the Spring of the second year, the stem elongates significantly, then the plant produces flowers, fruits and seed, and finally dies. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks believed that the Cauliflower was a remedy against drunkenness: they said that after having eaten raw Cauliflower, it is possible to drink wine without any limit and remain sober.
- Capsicum annuum
This 3D Chili Pepper contains nine highly detailed, fully textured 3D models of the plant at different ages.
Notes: Chili Pepper is a perennial plant, that however often in cultivation behaves like an annual—that is, it dies after one year of life. It arrived in Europe in year 1514, together with the larger Pepper, from Mexico, where they were both cultivated since the pre-Columbian age. A Toltec myth says that god Tezcatlipoca first appeared to his future bride, the daughter of serpent Quetzalcoatl, disguised as a Chili Pepper seller. The plant contains Capsine, which stimulates blood circulation, liver and kidney activity, and digestion. It is dangerous to diabetics.........
In addition to the collection included Home Garden: Citrullus lanatus, Cucumis melo, Cucumis sativus, Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita pepo, Daucus carota, Helianthus annuus, Lactuca sativa, Phaseolus vulgaris, Pisum sativum, Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum melongena, Spinacia oleracea. For more information about these cultures can be found here: http://issuu.com/
The library includes XFR files which allow all Xfrog 3.5 owners to fully edit each and every model as well as 1600 x 1600 Billboards and 1600 x 1600 Perspective Renders, each with alpha, for single polygon opacity mapping, or direct compositing.