The Grove

3D Tree growing software

Let nature take its course and grow natural 3D trees for visualization, art and film. Simulate the seasons in interactive steps. Each year growing, bending and pruning to evolve majestic trees.

Build high quality models that are lightweight to render. The Grove’s unique way of distributing hand modeled twigs brings incredible detail and flexibility.

Mimic any tree’s character using growth parameters such as branch angle, gravitropism and gnarliness. One single set of parameters defines the tree’s entire life from sapling to hero tree. Play with this DNA to mix up species, even while growing.

Control the flow of sugar and hormones to make your creation compete for light. Interact with an environment to attract, deflect and block new growth. Nurture your tree like mother nature.

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. All these trees really come to life in Cycles’ GPU renderer.

The Grove plays well with other 3D software. 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.

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.

Paper Birch

Paper Birch


Betula Papyrifera – Paper Birches wear a very attractrive white bark, with flaky white sheets resembling sheets of paper. Their leaves are quite large when compared to the Silver Birch, and its bark even whiter. Its fall color is an intense yellow.

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree


Liriodendron Tulipifera – Tulip Tree. Despite its tropical appearance, this close relative to Magnolia’s endures harsh winters and prefers the climate of the Northeastern United States, where it originates.

Black Alder

Black Alder


Alnus Glutinosa – Alder trees are often found on watersides. Its woody, pine cone like catkins adorn the tree all year round. When growing at the right place, an Alder can grow into a beautiful conical shape.

Japanese Cherry

Japanese Cherry


Prunus Serrulata – Intensely rich pink flowering, one of the most lush and romantic trees around. When it starts flowering, it steals the show.

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