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ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« on: April 22, 2024, 05:31:33 PM »
Just wondering if there is an ETA on the Forest Pro 9 Beta or if you plan to make Forest Pro 8 compatible with 3ds Max 2025?

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2024, 08:42:09 AM »
I apologize fo the delay. Forest 9 was almost ready, but we had to add support for Max 2025, and that triggered new problems which must be solved.
We are actively working on that, but we cannot give an ETA until these issues are addressed.

We have not plans for a Forest 8 for Max 2025. Because FP9 includes many changes which are not in the FP8 code.
That would require double work, delaying more the release.

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2024, 10:03:22 AM »
Thanks for info. I am very much looking forward to the new FP. Probably most of all new Ivy. But I'll be surprised :-)

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2024, 01:22:48 AM »
is there a roadmap for FP9 or some notes on what to expect?

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2024, 08:39:56 AM »
is there a roadmap for FP9 or some notes on what to expect?

We usually don't share release notes until everything is ready. It would be changes in the last minute.

But i can confirm it will include a new Ivy plugin, which was shown in our latest QA.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2024, 09:05:09 AM by iToo »
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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2024, 09:48:12 PM »
Is there a nightly version we can use for 2025 until the final stable version is out?  Thanks!

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2024, 08:38:02 AM »
No, sorry. We have not nightly builds.
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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2024, 09:22:51 PM »
This is not good. Doesn't Autodesk keep developers in the loop so plugins can be ready for MAX updates? I just moved over to MAX 2025. Didn't it come out two months ago?
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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2024, 09:09:43 AM »
This is not good. Doesn't Autodesk keep developers in the loop so plugins can be ready for MAX updates? I just moved over to MAX 2025. Didn't it come out two months ago?

Autodesk provides us a beta version so we can update our plugins, but they don't announce the final release date.
Unfortunately this time we were too busy with other tasks, and had not time to prepare the upgrade until the last minute (a poor excuse, i know... but it's the reality).

With Max 2025, the release coincided with the latest stages of Forest 9, so we had to work on both tasks simultaneously.
Futhermore, this Max build requires some internal changes, so we are applying them to the Forest 9 code, keeping the Forest 8 branch in hold.

Said that, the core of Forest 9 for Max 2025 is already finished. We're working now in the ForestIvy models for the library, installer, and other auxiliary tasks.
On parallel, we're preparing RailClone for 2025. Our plan is to release both plugins simultaneously.

I hope everything is ready in the next days.

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2024, 05:47:36 PM »
Awesome and great news!

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2024, 12:43:15 AM »
Said that, the core of Forest 9 for Max 2025 is already finished. We're working now in the ForestIvy models for the library, installer, and other auxiliary tasks.
On parallel, we're preparing RailClone for 2025. Our plan is to release both plugins simultaneously.
I hope everything is ready in the next days.

Wooow awesome, thanks for the hardwork

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2024, 12:11:54 PM »
Keep up the good work!

As many others, looking forward to the new version with 3ds max 2025 support.

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2024, 08:19:30 PM »
Days have turned into a week. Are we getting close? Of course, it is better to wait for a working copy them to rush it.

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2024, 08:43:32 AM »
Yes, we are very close.
We only need to make some adjustments to the Ivy samples, and prepare the Update Manager packages.

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Re: ETA Forest Pro 9 Beta and 3ds Max 2025
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2024, 04:50:40 PM »
Yes, we are very close.
We only need to make some adjustments to the Ivy samples, and prepare the Update Manager packages.
I check every day with excitement to see if it is already available  ;D