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Bushes, Ferns, Grasses Plant Pack (Southeastern US, Central Florida)

The Harrington Lab at UCF - Props - Nov 28, 2023
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37 high quality meshes of 10 botanically accurate plants at different stages of growth, including built in wind and ready for use with Nanite. American bushes, ferns, and grasses common across the southeastern US subtropical biome, pyric savannas.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    5.1 - 5.3
  • Download Type
    Asset Pack
    This product contains an assortment of Unreal Engine assets which can be imported into a pre-existing project of your choice.

Features:

·      Nanite ready 10 photorealistic, high-polygon, botanically correct plants ideal for large open world applications

·      37 unique meshes offering variation in size, shape, and plant age

·      Editable wind material with leaf rustle

·      Subsurface scattering maps for light transparency and reflection on leaf surfaces

·      Master materials compatible with our other plant models, increasing material efficiency

·      Ideal for use in Central Florida landscapes (https://arboretum.ucf.edu/virtual/)

·      American USDA Plant Hardiness Zones (https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/)

·      Subtropical Biome, Pyric savannas (https://global-ecosystems.org/explore/groups/T4.2 )


This product supports Nanite for Unreal Engine 5.0+

This product supports Lumen for Unreal Engine 5.0+ Lumen Doc

 

Plants needed to create 10 different natural communities:

Harrington, Maria .C. R., Bledsoe, Z., Jones, C., Miller, J., Pring, T. (2021) Designing a Virtual Arboretum as an Immersive, Multimodal, Interactive, Data Visualization Virtual Field Trip. Multimodal Technol. Interact, 5(4),18. https://doi.org/10.3390/mti5040018

1.      Basin swamp

2.      Baygall

3.      Depression Marsh

4.      Dome Swamp

5.      Mesic Flatwoods

6.      Scrub

7.      Scrubby Flatwoods

8.      Wet Flatwoods

9.      Xeric Hammock

10.   Waterbody

 

 

Plant list:

 

  1. American Beautyberry - 3
  2. Bracken Fern - 3
  3. Chalky Bluestem - 3
  4. Coontie - 3
  5. Fetterbush - 5
  6. Lopsided Indiangrass - 3
  7. Saw Palmetto - 6
  8. Scrub Rosemary - 3
  9. Wiregrass - 5
  10. Bog Button - 3

Technical Details

Features:

- High-fidelity photorealistic models of 10 difference species of Florida plants, made with higher polycounts and Nanite in mind

- 37 individual meshes offering variation in size, shape, and plant age

- Editable wind material with swaying and rustling

- Subsurface scattering maps for light transparency and reflection on leaf surfaces

- Master materials compatible with our other plant models, increasing material efficiency

Number of Unique Meshes: 37

Collision: Yes, simple

Vertex Count: 150- 53k

LODs: No (Nanite)

Number of Materials and Material Instances:

- 2 Master Materials

- 12 Material Instances

Number of Textures: 49

Texture Resolutions:

       4096x4096:    14

       2048x2048:    7

       1024x2048:    2

       1024x1024:    19

       512x512:      2

       128x128:      3

Supported Development Platforms:

- Windows YES

- Mac NO (Untested)


Documentation:

This work was graciously funded by the UCF Foundation.

Research and software projects may be downloaded here: https://virtualnature.org/

Important/Additional Notes: All work was created in The Harrington Lab at UCF, 2023.

Credits: Maria C. R. Harrington and Chris Jones