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Forest Pack Pro 9.0.4 beta
« on: July 03, 2024, 10:18:01 AM »
Note 1: Beta versions include new features and fixes, but a beta version is NOT the final version of the product and therefore we don't guarantee there won't be errors that may disrupt the computer's operation and/or result in data loss. Always use it at your own risk.

Note 2: If you use RailClone Pro beta, please be sure to install the latest update as well. Forest and RailClone share several library files, which must be in the same version.

Note 3: While the beta, we may introduce changes that modify randomization of ForestIvy, in scenes created with previous builds. Once the software is released as stable, this should not happen anymore.


Forest Pack Pro 9.0.4

- Added button to open License Manager from General rollup.
- Improved license dialogs, including link to documentation and button to open License Manager.

ForestIvy

- Added Display->'Leaves Density'.
- Improved visibility of branches in Point-cloud mode.
- Fixed: Viewport and render models are not synchronized when rendering with V-Ray IPR.
- Fixed issues when surface is placed below ForestIvy Z position.


Forest Pack Pro 9.0.3

- Fixed missing clicks on Forest Lister buttons.
- Fixed delay handling Forest object on non frame zero.
- Fixed: double clicking over an library/folder in Library Browser selects a wrong item.

ForestIvy

- Added Leaves->Density Falloff (Distance / Strength)
   * 'Distance' defines the distance limit along the branch to apply it.
- Added separated Align mode for End Leaves.
- Improved behaviour of Leaves->'Align Ground'.
- 'Death distance' is applied only to hanging branches.
- Fixed crash loading from Library Browser if portable file (.fp) doesn't exist.
- Fixed: End Leaf always is same model.
- Fixed: grow without baseline has issues when not at Z=0 position.
- Fixed: branch is not properly updated when rendering with V-Ray IPR.
- Fixed: Different Death Distance min and max values has bog changes on distribution.


Forest Pack Pro 9.0.2

- Fixed crashing bug in V-Ray related with UVW channels. (FP9 bug)
- Fixed Tooltips / toolbar buttons mismatch.
- Increased default number of points for hit-testing in Point-cloud mode to 10000 (forestpack.ini: cloudHitTestMaxPoints).
   * Note: if you have used any FP9 version before this update, you must update manually the value of 'cloudHitTestMaxPoints' in forestpack.ini.
- Optimized 'ForestEdge' for objects not using Edge mode (15% improvement).
- Fixed width of some columns in Forest Lister.
- Fixed: ForestColor applies tint to non-Forest objects when not using 'Override'.

Forest Ivy

- Added support of Forest Color->Tint from Surface map.
- Improved support for animated leaves (using animated models or changing leaves parameters).


Forest Pack Pro 9.0.1

- Fixed crash when MaxToA package (Arnold) is not installed.
- Fixed 'division by zero' crash when rendering on Surface UV mode.
- Fixed: V-Ray proxies are not properly displayed on viewport.
- Improved Point-cloud behaviour using low density values, on objects with many small items (as ForestIyv).
- Fixed several bugs related with UV Surfaces and map channels.
- Enabled limit by material ID for UV surfaces.
- Added tooltips to the toolbar buttons.
- Fixed: the installer incorrectly displays '3DS Max 20240' instead of '3DS Max 2025'.

Forest Ivy

- Growth->'Death Distance' is changed from a fixed value to a random range (min/max).
- Fixed license error in render nodes.
- Fixed: several parameters are initialized with a wrong default value.


This is an update of Forest Pack 9 beta, which includes major changes and improvements. You can get all details about this release in this post.

Carlos Quintero
iToo Software