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Forest 3.0 .... When?
« on: December 02, 2007, 02:43:23 PM »
Any news about Forest 3? I am very curious about any new features, I use forest in all my projects now, even for grass presentation (displacement is very time consuming). I am a maxwell user and I think that forest is the quickest way to have many trees in my scene... Faster even than instancing geometry ( a new feature of Maxwell).
I hope there will be no problems with the new version...

I will be happy to help you testing the new release with Maxwell.... Just let me know.

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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 05:31:24 PM »

Forest 3 is going really well, although there is a lot of work to do yet.  I don't like to talk about the new features, because we are introducing changes every day, but i may advance some news:

- Forest and Planes combined in a unique plugin. Trees may be first generated using area splines, and afterwards edited manually.
- Multiple types of geometry in a single Forest object, including predefined templates (planes or others) and custom objects selected from the scene.
- Plants Libraries, each item defined by a name, geometry template, dimensions and material. The libraries are customizable by the user.
- Forest is now a free object, may be created in any position, not only in XY plane.
- Trees may be converted to instanced geometry. For example: select a VRay proxy as custom object, ceate a forest and instanciate all trees to proxies... ready for VRay rendering.

Perhaps we'll release a beta version for some of our customers, i don't know. If so, i will contact with you  ;)

Please, don't comment any of these features out of this forum. I don't like that our competitors know about our plans.

Carlos Quintero
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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 08:03:16 AM »
Thank you very much for your asnwer, I really like the news!
Don't worry, there is no reason for me to discuss all this... I would like to beta-test Forest 3.
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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 08:15:40 AM »

Forest 3 is going really well, although there is a lot of work to do yet.  I don't like to talk about the new features, because we are introducing changes every day, but i may advance some news:

- Forest and Planes combined in a unique plugin. Trees may be first generated using area splines, and afterwards edited manually.
- Multiple types of geometry in a single Forest object, including predefined templates (planes or others) and custom objects selected from the scene.
- Plants Libraries, each item defined by a name, geometry template, dimensions and material. The libraries are customizable by the user.
- Forest is now a free object, may be created in any position, not only in XY plane.
- Trees may be converted to instanced geometry. For example: select a VRay proxy as custom object, ceate a forest and instanciate all trees to proxies... ready for VRay rendering.

Perhaps we'll release a beta version for some of our customers, i don't know. If so, i will contact with you  ;)

Please, don't comment any of these features out of this forum. I don't like that our competitors know about our plans.



Great feature , i can't waiting more !

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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 04:11:59 PM »
 ::) I 've seen many other software companies to make a short video or flash movie with the new features of the upcoming version.... For example Maxwell had videos showing new features more than two months before the release. I would like to see something like this  here too.... I think Forest 3 will be a great tool for me.
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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 06:02:52 PM »
There is a small video and additional information in other post:

http://www.itoosoft.com/forum/index.php?topic=82.msg316#msg316

It's only a test, but you can see the animation features of Forest 3.

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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 09:05:17 AM »
Oops! I answered to the other topic!

Well, this looks great!

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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008, 02:57:55 PM »
Hi, I come back 1 month after my last post.... Is there anything we should know about? ;)
I would very much appreciate any info! I work on a new project where instancing would be a great help!
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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008, 07:00:06 PM »
Hi,

We would like to finish it before March end, because Max 2009 will be released for that date, but perhaps we'll need some more days.

With the software and library almost completed, we are now rewritting the documentation and creating some video tutorials. This release is by far, the major upgrade of Forest Pack until now... there are tons of details that need to be taken care of.  ;D

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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 09:12:37 AM »
Thanks, I'm sure it will be a great release!
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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 04:12:55 PM »
 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

Please, give me my FP3!!!

(Ok, add the documentation later!!!) :)
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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008, 04:46:28 PM »

Ok, you convinced me... please see the news page (and with documentation included !)  ;D

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Re: Forest 3.0 .... When?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2008, 04:50:43 PM »
I just completed the upgrade order!!! Please hurry!!! ;D
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