Tradescantia pallida (wandering jew, purple heart) free 3D model

Preview of Tradescantia pallida

Tradescantia pallida, otherwise known as wandering jew, or purple heart, is a perennial herbacious plant, often used as groundcover, and spreads around. It is a type of air filtering plant, and can be used to reduce indoor air pollution.

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 Tradescantia pallida plant in Australia, but the specularity and roughness values are guessed. The leaf has a different colour on the front face compared to the back face - both colours are measured and specified in the materials file.


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/tradescantia-pallida/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/tradescantia-pallida/obj/model.oct


This model was created by Dion Moult.

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