I have successfully setup the generic tutorials and am successful making an object influence the animation of my forest objects. This interaction works in the view port, but when it comes time to render, I get the following error:
SHDR 0.4 72 MB error: (Forest) locating instance fmr_0000000073392580_12160|Instance(Mesh00)
... and no Forest Pack objects render. "Follow Geometry" animation works and renders, but once I add the Vertex Color map to the Animation settings, I get this error. Browsing through recent threads, I've found that mental ray (which I'm using) might have been an issue so I downloaded the latest 5.01 beta and gave that a go with the same results. Any work-arounds?