ZTree is a free ZBrush plugin by Dargelos Nezumi that provides tools for creating trees using ZBrush's ZSpheres. The plugin has been updated recently with a number of new features, including the addition of an L-system algorithm to simulate plant growth patterns. More on the ZBrush Central.
According to a transcript of a recent Autodesk earnings conference call published at financial site Seeking Alpha, the company's CEO was asked when perpetual sales might be eliminated. No definitive answer was given, but it was stated that "we’ll talk again a little bit more about this in October what our plans are". (more...)