Thanks for quick response!
About the laser data:
When a laser scanning of an area is preformed by an airplane, it generates a point cloud. Then one of my colleagues seperates the trees from the ground and generates a file that contains cylinders, the cylinders represents each tree(height=height and diameter=width). Then we use a selfmade MAX script to generate a Forest object based on the cylinders. So now we have a Forest object of an existing forest with correct height and width. Then we manually have to seperate between broad-leaved and spruce, after done this we have for example; one broad-leaved-, one spruce- and one mixed forest object.
NOW comes the tricky part: for each forest object we have to set different ID numbers based on the height and width. For example; one broad-leaved forest object; one ID(tree) that is tall and slim broad-leav, one ID(tree) that is tall and wide, one ID(tree) that is normal, one ID that stands for short and wide and one that stands for short and slim. Now we have 5 different ID`s, but we only have one tree for each group, example tall and slim and we often want at least two different looking trees representing tall and slim (and all the others). So now we have 10 different ID`s, and this is just in the broad-leave forest. For the mixed forest we often want as many as 20 different ID`s.
We do this seperation by simple MAX scripting. First we set 3 different ID`s (one for high trees, one for normal and one for tall trees). Then we compare the height and width for each ID to seperate between the slim and wide trees.
Now you maybe see how much of a job this is
I`m not sure if this can be done somewhat automatically
It`s a lot of work to do this by scripting and there is a LOT of things to keep track of while doing this!
So, is it possible to implement some of this in Forest Pack, I realize that it`s not an easy job!
Our goal is to create vegetation so much like real life as possible
And because of you guys we are getting really close
PS: I`ve attached some pictures that has trees from laser data