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Autosize from material - scale
« on: November 28, 2007, 12:43:16 PM »
i have checked the autosize from material under tree properties. then i pick the material from the scene, that is assigned to the forest. when i adjust the scale from 100% (default) nothing seems to happen in the viewport or render. if i adjust the Planes size under the Planes Material then i get adjustments in the viewport, but i though scale was meant to save this kind of tweak.
where am i going wrong?

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Re: Autosize from material - scale
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 04:39:14 PM »

You are right, the scale parameter is not working well. We have not become aware of this problem before: because a bug in the source code, Scale is applied only if Planes Material is inside a Multi material... use this as a workaround if you need to use scale in your scene.

I don't know if we will fix this bug, because Forest 3 won't use Autoscale... we are implementing a new system to assign the properties of a tree (geometry, size and material) selecting it from a Library.

Carlos Quintero
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Re: Autosize from material - scale
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 05:39:38 PM »
this is not a problem really. to me the scale is designed to save time for a multi-sub material and is not needed for single material. i thought i was doing something wrong.
do you have any idea on when 3.0 is due for release and how much would it cost to upgrade from 2.4?

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Re: Autosize from material - scale
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 06:27:59 PM »

The development of Forest 3 is going really well, the most complex features are already implemented, but i don't like to estimate a release date, because there is too much work to do besides programming: libraries, documentation, tutorials, perhaps some public beta testing... Also, we think on new features to include while we are writing the code, so sometimes it seems an endless job  ;D

We must review the prices before the release, but we would to keep the current prices: Eur 250 for new licenses / Eur 125 for upgrades. We know that the current exchange rate Eur / US Dollar is not good for our non-European customers.

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Re: Autosize from material - scale
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 09:44:00 PM »
well it's possible i'll be joining a landscape architectural office in the new year. i put together an interactive presentation and i created this clip to play in the background of one of the pages. they seemed to like it.
00000001.avi (DivX codec needed)

but i thought itoosoft was an american company. the ip address and registered domain name come back from america, NY and PA respectively. anyway, i look forward to the next release.