A new version of Forest Pack Lite/Pro is available to all users, this release includes:
* Optimized Mental Ray shader. A sample scene with 5000 trees that needed 3m27s in Forest 3.0 now renders in only 22s.
* Material parameters for Mental Ray: Self-illum factor, Irradiance color, Self shadowing and others.
* Custom edit: Random ID, Reset Size and Select by ID buttons.
* Library Editor, including visual guides, realtime scaling thumbnails and import tools.
* Instancing Tool is much faster and more manageable with the use of layers.
* Bugs fixed
Besides the changes introduced, we have enabled in Forest Lite some options that were disabled in 3.0:
* Custom objects
* Raytrace shadows
* Random mirroring
* Custom geometry templates
The complete list of changes and some important notes (read them before upgrading) can be found here:http://www.itoosoft.com/english/menu.php?id=forest_release_notes