Welcome to Exlevel

Exlevel is delighted to offer GrowFX is a plant modeling and animation system for Autodesk® 3ds Max®.


You can recreate digitally a lifelike 3D model of any plant, from grass and trees to woodland using a refreshingly simple interface and an essential set of parameters that you can set up yourself.

Creating any plants

GrowFX lets you to create broadleaf trees, conifers, palm trees, flowers, ivy and many other vegetational compositions. Its unique model building tools will help you to 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.

Why GrowFX is best!


GrowFX 2.0 works in 3ds Max 2013 ... 2025 (32/64-bits).

GrowFX 1.x works in 3ds Max 9 ... 2025 (32/64-bits) and
3ds Max Design 2009 ... 2015 (32/64-bits).

Creation of realistic trees

GrowFX allows you to create extremely realistic trees thanks to a special technology named Meta mesh. With Meta mesh, it is possible to combine a trunk and branches into a single surface with smooth transitions at the points of contact. Meta mesh can also create tree trunks of any shape.

Create grass and woodland

One GrowFX object can be used to create a single plant or a group of plants. You can do it by distributing either by specified start points, or from a surface of an object. In case of distribution from an object surface, values of some parameters can be controlled by texture maps. For example, maps can control density of plants, height of plants, etc.

Create climbing and trailing plants

The direction modifier named Object reaction allows you to create a variety of climbing and trailing plants by using path reaction (reflection / magnetic) to other objects of a scene. Moreover, reactions can help you create plants growing around different obstacles or plants in closed places.

Create sheared plants

The direction modifier named Object slice allows you to create sheared plants of any shape. In doing so, you can make use of standard shapes from helper objects of the Exlevel category, including plane, box, sphere, as well as a shape of any other geometric object of a scene.

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Learn how to work in GrowFX



Learn how to create any plants with GrowFX.

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GrowFX Manual

Learn GrowFX documentation.

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Do you have a question? The most frequently asked questions we receive are listed here. If they do not answer your question, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Download a Free Trial Copy of GrowFX

Download the latest version of GrowFX for any 3ds Max version.

Plants Library

Find and download the plant that you need from our Free Plants Library, also look at the plants of our partners.

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Release Notes

Features and improvements that are added in our releases.

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Contact Us

Do you have a question? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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Choose from best of 4 types of licenses


Individual License

License for one person. It is convenient to install on a working PC and on a home computer or laptop.


  • 2 Activations included
  • Support

5-User Corporate License

License for up to 5 people in one organization.


  • 5 Activations included
  • Support

10-User Corporate License

License for up to 10 people in one organization.


  • 10 Activations included
  • Support

Site Corporate License

A Site Corporate License allows to use GrowFX on any number of computers within a single company in a single office. This license is bound to the IP address, so your company must have one static external IP address. Volume discounts are also available.


  • Unlimited Activations included
  • Support

Latest News

GrowFX for 3ds Max 2025

GrowFX 2.0.1 and 1.9.9 SP11 are now compatible with 3ds Max 2025.

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GrowFX for 3ds Max 2024

GrowFX 2.0.1 and 1.9.9 SP11 now compatible with 3ds Max 2024.

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GrowFX 2.0.1 and 1.9.9 SP11

We have released GrowFX 2.0.1 and 1.9.9 SP11, which is now compatible with 3ds Max 2023 (64-bit).

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GrowFX for 3ds Max 2022

GrowFX 2.0.0 and 1.9.9 SP10 now compatible with 3ds Max 2022.

GrowFX 2.0.0

We have finally released GrowFX 2.0.0 with a Node Editor.

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GrowFX 2.0.0 Beta

We have released GrowFX 2.0.0 Beta with a Node Editor.

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