Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston fern, sword fern) free 3D model

Preview of Nephrolepis exaltata

Nephrolepis exaltata, otherwise known as the Boston fern or sword fern, is a perennial herbacious plant. It is a fern that is often used as a house plant and is relatively drought resistant compared to most ferns.

The model is provided simply as a single "tuft" of leaves. It is expected to be instanced many times and placed in an environment.


The colours have been calibrated with Macbethcal to an actual Nephrolepis exaltata plant in Australia, but the specularity and roughness values are guessed.


This Radiance model follows the Radiance Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. As such, please run make lib to build the Radiance mesh file. Once done, you can use this in your scene by:

!xform lib/nephrolepis-exaltata/obj/model.rad

In order to preserve memory in the occasion of including many instances of this model, an .oct octree is also provided, and so you can instance it in your scene as follows:

void instance model
1 lib/nephrolepis-exaltata/obj/model.oct


This model was created by Dion Moult.

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