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D4RK1

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Surface Rollout stays inactive
« on: July 31, 2007, 03:01:26 PM »
hi, i just found out about the Forestpack and was eager to try it out.. the first half of the tutorial worked like a charm. Now i would like to adapt my forest to the slope of the "hills"

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Now we have our house surrounded by trees, we would also like to fill the far hills with vegetation.

We switch to the top viewport to work more easily and unhide the 'trees 2 spline' object. This is a spline which surrounds the hills. We make a new Forest object using these values:

Size of trees: 3m for width and 6m height. One Plane for geometry
Distribution map: 'Dense', with a size of 190m x 190m. Offeset to 0,0 and the other values by default.
We use the 'trees 2 spline' as the inclusion spline area
Set the 'cam1' camera in camera rollout with 'Trees facing camera' and 'Limit to visibility' enabled
Scale transformation: 80% to 150%. Enable 'lock aspect ratio' checkbox
Finally, we assign the material 'trees' to the object and set the 'cam1' view as main window.

We are going to tell the plugin to adapt the trees to the elevation of the hills. Open the Surface rollout:


when i open the Surface rollout the "pick" Button is greyed out. However, i don´t understand what is meant by "and set the 'cam1' view as main window", maybe thats the reason why its not working.

Plz help fast :P

Thx in advance, Jens

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Re: Surface Rollout stays inactive
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 03:55:24 PM »
Hi,

The second part of the tutorial is for Forest Pro only, the surface options are disabled in Forest Lite:

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(Continued from part 1)

Until now, the tutorial could be completed with the freeware version of Forest (Forest Lite). But, from this point forward, you will need Forest Pro to use the advanced options of the plugin. Even if you don't have it, we recommend reading this section so that you may learn the capabilities of the software.
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dhafir1968

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Re: Surface Rollout stays inactive
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 11:30:15 PM »
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« Last Edit: May 13, 2009, 11:34:01 PM by dhafir1968 »

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Re: Surface Rollout stays inactive
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 11:33:26 PM »
Samething happening to me, but it keep saying Lite inactive

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Re: Surface Rollout stays inactive
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 06:03:04 PM »

But, are you using Forest Lite or Pro ?

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