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FM3996

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Convert to instances
« on: October 19, 2010, 06:19:56 AM »
I've been trying to find a way to convert a forest pro setup to a bunch of instanced meshes. I realize I can convert to an edit mesh, but these obviously get huge. It would great to be able to convert to a single mesh for each geometry and an instance per scattered tree. I believe MultiScatter has a function similar to this.

Is this possible? If not does it sound like something you would contemplate for the future?

Thanks

Simon

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Re: Convert to instances
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 07:31:57 AM »

It can be done with the Forest Tools utility. You can find it in the Utilities Panel:

http://www.itoosoft.com/forestpack/reference/tools.php

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Re: Convert to instances
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 08:01:55 AM »
Awesome, thanks. It looks like that will work perfectly.

When I was looking for this I searched in CHM help for anything referencing "instance" and nothing showed up. Turns out that if I search for anything, nothing ever shows up in the search results. Just looks like the search function in the CHM is broken.

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Re: Convert to instances
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 12:03:03 PM »

Yes. The CHM help is a very old format with many problems. We like to replace it by a online help system with search options.

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Re: Convert to instances
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 02:15:01 PM »
Also a modern PDF would be great
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