The Grove

3D Tree growing software

Let nature take its course and grow natural trees for use in 3D visuals, art and film. Simulate the seasons by growing, bending and pruning in interactive steps. Watch your trees evolve year by year.

Mimic any tree’s character while staying true to nature. One single set of parameters defines your tree’s entire life from sapling to hero tree. Each branch from trunk to twig is treated equal, and even the slightest change will resonate through your tree’s spreading branches.

Build high quality models that are lightweight to render. The Grove’s unique twig system offers incredible detail and flexibility.

Control the flow of sugar and hormones to make your creation compete for light. Set up an an environment to attract, deflect, shade and block new growth. Nurture your tree like mother nature, or use prune tools to manually shape your tree.

Quick start your tree – Alder, Ash, Birch, Linden, Maple, Oak – 14 presets capture a variety of tree forms. Thousands of species are just a couple of tweaks away.

The Grove plays well with other 3D software, while integration with Blender adds all the power of a full 3D application. Import twigs from you favorite modeler – export trees to your favorite renderer. Blender is the ideal host for The Grove on Linux, Mac and Windows.

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Grow, bend, prune,

simulate the seasons

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Let nature take its course and watch trees develop into beautiful shapes. Mimic any tree’s character with intuitive parameters taken straight from the woods. Learn how to grow.

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Watch old branches bend under the weight they carry. Bend fresh twigs to the sky, or droop them under leaf weight to create pendulous trees. Learn how to bend.

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Witness branches compete for light. Drop them when too little is available. Evolve your trees into airy branching structures. Learn how to prune.

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Regulate growth by controlling the flow of juice. Favor main or sub branches, with a bias to the base or crown. Learn how to flow.

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Set up an environment to attract, deflect or stop new growth. Avoid buildings, simulate a dominant wind direction and grow inside a shape. Learn how to interact.

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Pull out all stops on detail. Let twigs take over the last branching generations. Build lightweight 3D tree models full of intricate berries and flowers. Learn how to build.

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High on detail, low on memory

Evolving trees rapidly grow complex due to the exponential nature of branching. Fresh twigs comprise the lion’s share of geometric detail.

Let twigs take over the last generations of growth by distributing linked copies of hand modeled twigs. Twigs are duplicated along branches, placed with phyllotaxic rotation and oriented to the sky.

Model leaves, fruits and flowers to your desired detail. Or get stunning results quickly with the Grove’s hand made twigs.

With few twig models in memory, create many variations of your 3D tree to fill up your scene. Low memory impact makes the Grove 3D trees ideal for GPU rendering.

Best of all, The Grove’s unique twig system works great in your 3D software. Blender, Cinema 4D, LightWave, Modo and 3ds Max all support this system with minimal effort.

Western Redcedar

Western Redcedar


Thuja Plicata – Western Redcedar trees are quick to grow into massive green columns. It’s a popular tree for landscaping.

Pacific Silver Fir

Pacific Silver Fir


Abies Amabilis – The Silver Fir originates from the Pacific Northwest. Fir trees are the furry part of the spruce family. Instead of spiky tips, the leaves (needles) are rounded and soft to the touch.

London Plane

London Plane


Platanus ✕ Acerifolia – Londen Planes line city streets all around the world. Its striking camouflage bark and deep green foliage make this tree stand out.

Sycamore Maple Fall

Sycamore Maple Fall


Acer Pseudoplatanus – Maple trees are very diverse in color, bark and leaf shape. This one is called Pseudoplatanus for its resemblence to Plane Trees. Maples carry the brilliantly engineered helicopters which carry their seeds across long distances.

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