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Few features...
« on: May 08, 2009, 02:32:15 AM »
Hellou there,
I have some suggestions on some new features, simple yet powerfull :

1. Probabilty randomizer - it will randomly assign % to every tree model while the sum of all % will be 100, so if you have lets say 5 trees, then randomizer will assign % for example like this :  10%, 7%, 30%, 50%, 3%  ...

2. Add rotation for X,Y axis in `Transform` rollout

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 05:49:43 PM »
Hello,

Thanks for the input. We'll consider it for next releases.
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forest spacing tool
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 12:35:49 AM »
Hellou there, got another request :


Generating forest objects on spline via parametrized `spacing objects on spline` -  like in standard 3ds max `spacing tool`, particullary to achieve the `follow` feature of standard 3ds max spacing tool  &  define exact spacing between generated objects.

Or, at least to be able to generate objects exactly at every vertex of spline.

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 11:05:56 AM »
Both features are already included in Forest Pro. Please see Tree Edition->Creation Tools:

http://www.itoosoft.com/english/menu.php?id=forest_refedition

You must set object to Custom Edit mode to enable Creation Tools.

« Last Edit: May 31, 2009, 11:07:36 AM by Itoo »
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Re: Few features...
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 12:12:09 PM »
Hellou,
thanks for that, it works, but how can i setup the `follow` feature , as in 3ds spacing tool ?

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 01:07:38 PM »

Sorry, actually there is not a "follow" option. We'll add it for next release.

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 05:09:03 PM »
So the new release will be Forest Pro v4 , or subversion like v3.x.x ?

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 08:51:09 PM »

The next version will be 3.2.4, that will include some minor fixes and the "follow" option (it's easy to implement). It must be ready in the next days.

Other features as random rotation in all axis, and more goodies that we like to include, will be in Forest 3.3. This version will take some time, and will be available for testing as beta versions for Forest Pro users.

We have not planes to release Forest 4 by now.

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009, 03:36:03 PM »
Hi, any news with the 3.2.4 update ?

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 07:17:18 PM »

Sorry by the delay. Forest 3.2.4 was already to be released, but we have delayed it some days, because we are working in a fix for a licensing issue that have been reported recently.

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2009, 02:46:51 PM »
Hi Carlos,
first - many thanks for the nice 3.2.4, the `follow` feature is really neat :)

I just wonder, if it is possible for you to add a few more ultimate features for spacing :

1. start / end offset for spacing at spline

2. specify exact amount of placed objects

3. In custom edit - to have an option to detach not into another ForestPro objects, but also into instances of placed objects
For example :
When you made a forest via custom edit on custom spline, and when you detach selected placed objects, it will detach into a new ForestPro object, instead of it, it will detach into instances of placed objects, so you will have in 3ds max many instanced objects placed via ForestPro

4. Use non-geometry for placing, like 3ds max lights.

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2009, 06:11:09 PM »
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I just wonder, if it is possible for you to add a few more ultimate features for spacing :

1. start / end offset for spacing at spline

2. specify exact amount of placed objects

Agreed. We like to improve Creation Tools in Forest 3.3, and these options are easy to add.

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3. In custom edit - to have an option to detach not into another ForestPro objects, but also into instances of placed objects

This feature is already included in Forest Tools:

http://www.itoosoft.com/english/menu.php?id=forest_tools

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4. Use non-geometry for placing, like 3ds max lights.

Sorry, but is not possible. A Geometric object (as Forest) only can create geometry. Why don't use Max Spacing Tool for that ?

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 11:29:55 AM »
Thanks Carlos for reply, so, when do you plan release 3.3 ? :)

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2009, 11:53:05 AM »

We are now evaluating the changes that we like to include, it is too soon to estimate a release date.

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Re: Few features...
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009, 10:15:51 AM »
first post first wish here ;)

Is it possible to support the AEC Foliage objects in a "smart" way to change the randomID per tree and/or optimize the generated trees on the fly as mr proxy or vray proxy?