Exlevel GrowFX Giveaway

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August 27, 2013 |  by  |  Challenges & Giveaways
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The 3rd 2013 birthday giveaway is here! Exlevel will give one of you lucky followers a license of GrowFX - Their 3dsmax plugin for building and animating plants & trees. You will also have the chance to win a GrowFX license by sending 3d render/s you made showcasing great looking handmade foliage using any technique or software you like… procedural software and plugins included.

First Part Winner Announced

Congratulations to @ShaXdoW – Moh’d Salim

You are the lucky winner of a GrowFX License. Enjoy it!

You can still have pre-made 3d foliage models in your images, just make sure the main feature is a tree/s, plant/s, shrub/s, etc. made by you. Just like Mateusz Ledzki from 3dology Studio did last time with the great images you see above featuring his GrowFX creations.

About Exlevel & GrowFX

Founded in 2007, Exlevel specializes in 3D graphics and animation. Their goal is to create advanced technologies in three-dimensional modeling to help customers achieve more realistic visual effects and animation. They are dedicated to high standards of usability and put a special focus on user interfaces to make them friendly for beginners and professionals alike. The company is located in Russia.

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(c) Evgen 2009 www.evgen3d.com / 8,000 trees / 500,000 grass objects / modeled with GrowFX / Scattered with Forest Pack Pro

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Green Wall image by 3dmk

Their main product – GrowFX, is a system of modeling and animating plants for Autodesk 3ds Max. With it, you can recreate digitally a lifelike 3D model of any plant, from grass and trees to woodland. GrowFX lets you create broadleaf trees, conifers, palm trees, flowers, ivy and many other vegetational compositions. Its unique model building tools will help you create creeping plants, entwining scene objects, and shearing plants of any shape. Plants may bend around different objects. GrowFX is fully compatible with 3ds Max. All parameters can be animated. You can, for example, create a wind animation, plant growth animation and other kinds of animation you can imagine. There is also an opportunity to edit the parameters using MAXScript.

The power of GrowFX is best showcased by the work being done at 3dMentor, the creators of the HQ Plants series, where they use it to make large and small deciduous trees, conifers and shrubs (included in HQ-Plants Vol. 1 and HQ-Plants Vol. 2)

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as well as various types of grass, field and ground cover (included in HQ-Grass Vol. 1)

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How to Enter

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook by liking it icon wink Exlevel GrowFX Giveaway
  2. Post a comment below, using the post to Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook check-boxes, telling how you use GrowFX in your workflow or how you plan too. If you have a nice real life project related story that will be most cool of all!

Here is an image preview to show were you should check these options while commenting further below, at the end of this post icon wink Exlevel GrowFX Giveaway

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The first part of this giveaway will close in two days, Thursday evening, August 29, 18:00 GMT, and a winner will be randomly selected shortly afterwards. This post will be updated with the winner information and Exlevel we’ll get in touch with you.

The second part of sending your 3d renders showcasing great handmade foliage will end on September 27. Please use the following form to send your renders.

Thank you all for uploading your images in this giveaway. The submit form is now closed and the winner will be announced in a few days.

A big thanks to Exlevel, for sponsoring this giveaway. Good luck, and be sure to follow this blog or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!

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If you are new to GrowFX or would like to learn more about how to use it, I recommend you read the article “GrowFX Custom Foliage Creation by Studio xoio”. You’ll know your way around GrowFX UI after reading it icon wink Exlevel GrowFX Giveaway

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51 comments
ubermatik
ubermatik

I would love to use the GrowFXplugin for lots of reasons - I'm an aspiring Archviz/landscape designer and would love to explore the possibilities of the product in my personal projects, but more importantly I believe a plugin such as this would be even more exciting to use as part of an animation I'm working on! I'd love to test the limits and possibilities of this software!

ronenbekerman
ronenbekerman moderator

Congratulations to @ShaXdoW - Moh'd Salim - the winner of the first part of this Giveaway.

tsakorama
tsakorama

GrowFXplugin seems ideal for custom landscape creations!

ronenbekerman
ronenbekerman moderator

Thanks to all who took part and joined in here ;) A winner will be selected shortly... keep sending images for part 2.

David Schnabel
David Schnabel

It would be great to experiment with custom vegetation for upcoming university projects as well as freelance projects. Just made the jump to 3ds so vegetation is all rather exciting...!

JohnShulters
JohnShulters

I work a lot with tree house designers and builders, in addition to my normal array of archvis clients, so this technology looks like a perfect fit. I've looked at and used pretty much everybody over the years...Bionatics, Onyx, HQ Plants, CGAxis, Dosch, Got3D, Xfrog, Vue, Laubwerk. They each have pluses and minuses, but I haven't tried GrowFX yet...and the results seem pretty stunning. I'd love to see if they could fit nicely into my workflow, and more importantly provide me with the variety of species I need from project to project.

BjörnRadler
BjörnRadler

Great Support ,great plugin, great plants !!

Uddie
Uddie

I used the GrowFX trial and found it very powerful allowing me full control of the plant. I am Planning to do a project where the building sits within the tree canopy creating an experience on the site that is otherwise impossible. GrowFX would be crucial in creating the trees that penetrate through the building and the surrounding forest as well. Without the trees the experience would be sterile and library trees only take you so far. Using GrowFX to animate the plants growth and wind patterns is also a massive benefit that opens up opportunities that would otherwise be shelved due to time constraints.

kentnyc
kentnyc

The animation capabilities would come in tremendously handy for my current pet project.

vlarsson
vlarsson

Im doing a 300mx300m sized area with serveral famous houses (one of my favorite buildings since years ago) created by some of the greatest architects ever known, between this bigger buidlings there is a kind of park with bushes, flowers, grass and trees, I have been working on this personal project for a couple of months and I have come to the tricky part vegetation.

I have been thinking about to model it pieace by piece just to be sure that it will be photorealistic but I think the result would be even better, faster and top notch I could manage to do this in growfx as It´s going to be animations with close-ups and of course wind effects :).

Lantrancy
Lantrancy

I often use some itree models in my project which were made by R&DGroup using GrowFX, they have great detail to enhance my image, it would be great to be able to create my  own vegetation library with this amazing tool

tAss
tAss

I've never used GrowFX, but i almost always need a good, realistic plants in my work. So far i've used simple, "handmade"  models or ready ones. As i saw on the web- with GrowFX i could achieve very good results!

jexororo
jexororo

I have a project in mind, an exhibition space where paths of the site are divided by trees, these are placed upside down and you can see and touch the leaves and branches in a more direct way, while the roots are in the roof. I have tried to develop this project with libraries trees and there is no way to achieve the result I want, because I can not change the characteristics of the tree at my convenience, but I'm sure with GrowFX, I can customize and achieve what I have been looking for.

Despondo
Despondo

I work for a Visualization firm and also have my own business doing renderings for other projects.  I am currently going back to some of my school projects and modeling them for Visualization.  GrowFX will allow me to add specific vegetation to these renderings.

Claudia D
Claudia D

GrowFX would definitely help with realistic exterior renderings and landscape projects!

Seiji Anderson
Seiji Anderson

Some recent projects have required some custom vegetation modeling.  I currently use Onyx but am finding the parameters and potential to be quite limiting.  I've read some nice things about this software  and I'm interested to see how GrowFX stacks up.

Billy Bishop
Billy Bishop

My images have always lacked an element of realism that could be brought out with the GrowFX plugin. This would boost me to a whole new level !

Giona4
Giona4

I'm really addicted to try to recreate realistic 3d vegetation, I think GrowFX will be really usefull!

MichaelGolian
MichaelGolian

I would  love to use this pruduct and bring new life to my visualizations/ its all about details and GrowFX do it great like a real master and convert your work to piece of art.

AlexeiTacu
AlexeiTacu

GrowFX is the best plugin for plants and allso for animation, I LOVE IT !!!

Jann
Jann

Would love to try GrowFX not only for growing stuff, but also some custom geometry generation :)

JulioSanchez3h
JulioSanchez3h

A must tool for every serious 3D artist ! Congratulations to GrowFX team!

makip11
makip11

I recently discovered GrowFX and think it's one of the most powerful foliage creation software in the market.

I have started a project to trying to create a fashion magazine shot,combining Marvelous Designer and Growfx. 

Wheezer
Wheezer

for plant life and who knows what

NgoMinhHan
NgoMinhHan

I'm not used to use Growfx but it seem to be the best for exterior :D

ShaXdoW
ShaXdoW

I have always suffered with foliage creation in 3DsMax, and been using premade trees from 3DMentor for a while now. They were just right, but sometimes you wish you can customize and modify your own trees!
I gave GrowFX a try using the trial, and it is awesome. I wish I win a license!

MarcvsAndrade
MarcvsAndrade

I love this kind of images, i would use every time for every scene, exteriors, interiors, fantasy, I see nature everywhere and when I want an image to be believable for sure I will use a plant generator.

dmatkov
dmatkov

GrowFX seems to be one of the top applications for realistic foliage

numerobis
numerobis

Thanks... I have no facebook, twitter or linkedin account... 

anwar522
anwar522

One of the Most Sophisticated & easy to Model Trees Softwares :) 
Highly Detailed & best part doesnt Crash . Exlevel GrowFX :) 

Mousiol
Mousiol

To have believable foliage in outdoor (and even indoor) renders  makes a big difference pulling of a photorealistic look. With GrowFX I would work on very detailed and unique plant models and show them upfront and close to the camera.

p_bogdan03
p_bogdan03

There have been a lot of frustrating times when i would have wanted to adapt my foliage library to an existing scene but couldn't. The GrowFX utility would have been perfect for that job!

Karl Kwik Adams
Karl Kwik Adams

I don't use 3DS Max, but sure looks like a great plugin :)

Avihay Bar
Avihay Bar

GrowFX seems to be one of the top applications for creating high-detail realistic foliage, would love to get my hands on it :) 

kkatsaras
kkatsaras

I've tested GrowFX at some point and it seems to be the most feature rich foliage creation tool. It has a somehow steep learning curve but ultimately it has the best max integration I've seen so far...

ShaXdoW
ShaXdoW

@ronenbekerman Wow, I really never thought I had a chance!! Thank you so much Ronen, I am really happy right now for the fact that this is the first thing I ever win, and for the fact that it is the Exlevel GrowFX plugin. Again, thank you so much for this. Just made my whole summer :)

ronenbekerman
ronenbekerman moderator

@ShaXdoW Exlevel will make contact with you and arrange for the license ;) Enjoy!

ShaXdoW
ShaXdoW

Email is: m.salim.alyahya (at) gmail . com

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