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mcm770

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Hi Itoo Team,

we are currently looking for a good solution to realize a big amount of objects in our scenery.
So after a short research picked out two solutions: one is your Forest Pack Pro and the other is Multiscatter.
What speaks for Forest is the stability and your good support. What would you say is the big point that speaks for Forestpack Pro?

We are focused currently in this questions:
Is it possible to use other Objects like "Trees" for scatter? For example a crowd of people or a huge amount of other things like cars?
Is it possible to share the  object color of the base object? If yes, how could we achieve this?
(Like this: MultiScatter Tutorial #5 "Using Object Color"

Some Questions about your License System:
We´re not sure what we should bought.
You offer a Stand-Alone and a Network License for the same price.
What are the Advantages or Disadvantages of the differen Licenses system?
Is possible to share this Network License as a server license with our render network or needs every System a network license??
If i use two computers for Rendering. Should i buy either two Stand-Alone Licenses or one Network License?
And on the offer hand why sould i buy two network licenses?
We are not firm with this. It would be very kind of you if you could give us some more information.

Thank you in advance for your answer.

Best regards,
Michael

« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 05:10:47 PM by mcm770 »

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Re: Question about the possibilies of Forest Pack Pro and its License System
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 06:12:40 PM »
Hi, i'm glad for your interest in our software. Replying to your questions:

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What speaks for Forest is the stability and your good support. What would you say is the big point that speaks for Forestpack Pro?
Well, i think you said it: support, stability and the continuous update of the product. Multiscatter also is a great software, but each user must evaluate which one fits best his needs.

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Is it possible to use other Objects like "Trees" for scatter? For example a crowd of people or a huge amount of other things like cars?
Absolutely yes. We have preserved the original name of Forest because initially (the first version was released 12 years ago) the plugin was designed only for vegetation. Now, Forest is an advanced scatter, including yet some specific features for nature scenes (as the billboards or the integration with HQ Plants).

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Is it possible to share the  object color of the base object? If yes, how could we achieve this?
Yes, using Forest Material or Forest Color. You can find a full description with a sample scene here:
http://www.itoosoft.com/forum/index.php?topic=985.0

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You offer a Stand-Alone and a Network License for the same price.
What are the Advantages or Disadvantages of the differen Licenses system?
Both are practically identical. The Stand-alone is a bit easier to install for novice users, because it doesn't require the License Server, but the Network type can also be used locally (installing the server software in the workstation).

We keep both for historical reasons, but we have plans to unify them in an unique type of license.

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Is possible to share this Network License as a server license with our render network or needs every System a network license??
The Network license is not related in any way with the rendering. In all cases, the render nodes don't require a license, and you can install the software on them without restrictions.

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If i use two computers for Rendering. Should i buy either two Stand-Alone Licenses or one Network License?
And on the offer hand why sould i buy two network licenses?
A license is required only to edit or render the scenes interactively. So, you only need two licenses (Network or Stand-alone) if two designers must work with Forest simultaneously.

If you have a network, several computers or a server available, the Network license if much better. Commonly the Stand-alone is purchased by customers who have an unique computer.

Anyways, when a customer purchases a Stand-alone license, and later he decides to add more workstations, we replace his license by a Network type without cost.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 06:58:29 PM by Itoo »
Carlos Quintero
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Re: Question about the possibilies of Forest Pack Pro and its License System
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:48:58 PM »
Hi Carlos,

Cool!
We bought today Forest Pack Pro and HQ Plants. Looking forward to achieve our goal with it.
Thank you very much for support!

Best Regards,
Michael and Uli