I just saw the new features for ForestPro: A great update! RC and FP have always been some of my favorite tools in 3DSMax.
Since 3DSMax has very limited alembic import that does not support instancing, particles or (animated) curves,... Right now Vray-proxies are the best and only way to import Alembic files to be rendered with Vray. But the functionality of the Vray-proxy in that aspect is still very limited: i.e. It's Particle mode is limited to spheres or dots, UV-support for particles and curves is non-existing or pretty limited.
If the distribution modes paths and particles would support paths/curves and particles coming from Alembic-files exported from Houdini or other DCC.
Then this could become one of the few remaining missing links between Houdini and 3DSMax/Vray (or other render-engines) to control and render instances with the speed, power, elegance and ease of use of Forestpack and Railclone?.
Would this be doable and something to consider?