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Peter Guthrie

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Forest Color with Corona Render
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:53:03 PM »
Title pretty much says it all. Currently Forest Pack works a charm with Corona Render, but the forest color map does not work. Can it be made to work pretty please?

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Peter

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Re: Forest Color with Corona Render
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 08:53:01 PM »
I'm sorry but technically it's not possible. Forest uses two methods to support the render engines:

a) If the engine provides a SDK, we write the implementation (VRay, Mental Ray and Maxwell Render).
b) In other cases (VRay-RT, Arion Render, Octane, Thea Render and Corona Render), we provide an interface to their developers, so they can read the Forest items and instanciate them (simple scattering).

Forest Color requires to write a custom material shader, so it's supported only if the SDK is available and it allows this type of shaders (currently VRay and Mental Ray).
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Re: Forest Color with Corona Render
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 01:02:27 PM »
I think the developer was going to get in touch with you Carlos, there is now a SDK apparently..

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Re: Forest Color with Corona Render
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 01:24:56 PM »
Yes, he wrote us regarding this issue. If possible we'll work on this for next updates.
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Re: Forest Color with Corona Render
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 03:05:49 PM »
Although it's not described in the release notes, Forest 4.2.0 beta includes full support of Forest Color in Corona Render.
Corona Alpha 6 (not released yet) or one of the latest daily builds is required. Ondra may give you more details.
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