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CD2414

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Hello, guys

I want to know, is it possible to achieve Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
Like in the attachements below
I want to create an animation so that when a helicopter object files over the forest pack vegetation, it interacts
and pushes the vegetation like a real helicopter would do
I am new to forest pack so please if you may provide detailed instruction on how to achieve this object
and forestpack interaction

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 11:17:48 AM »
I want to know this too. But I don't think Forest pack can handle this case. There's no dynamic animation function in iToosoftware like that in Particle System. Any workaround ?
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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 11:28:50 AM »
Hi,

I would suggest you to check following thread "How to mask an area with trees for animation.", where you can find two slightly different approaches for this task - using Areas / VRayDistanceTex map.

Apart of mentioned thread, let me reveal a new feature we're actually working on - using "effects" to drive Forest Pack's adjustments and this way archive a really complex control over Forest, which may interact with other object(s) in the scene.

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 11:37:29 AM »
Thank you Sir, I look forward to that new feature, hopefully soon in the next update?
I will check out the link you suggested

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 11:51:22 AM »
Hi,

Here's a small video we created as one of our internal tests.  It's not quite the effect you are trying to achieve but it's similar and hopefully it gives you an insight into this new feature.


We hope it will open up Forest for many new applications.

Many thanks!

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 12:01:23 PM »
Hi Paul
Wwoooooowwwwww!!!!!!  :)
This is very close to what I was looking for
This is the very main reason why I chose Forestpack over other plugins
because you guys constantly improve and add new features

Thank you once again, I look forward to this new feature
Will it come this year? any idea on the date of its release

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 12:24:34 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for the kind words. We're hoping to release the new version soon, though we don't yet have an exact date. Certainly it will be this year and a beta should be available for testing in the near future.

Many thanks,

Paul
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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 12:56:50 PM »
Thank you Paul

I look forward to the update

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 01:05:29 PM »
I have difficulty in animating this effect for bushes and trees. Because the animation of Forest object are based on getting the samples of sample objects in timeline. "The helicopter effects" for grass may be simple. But "The helicopter effects" for bushes and trees maybe very difficult. Because there will be lots of pre-animated sample objects in forest objects. I hope Forest pro pack will be very powerful in animating forest.
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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 01:12:15 PM »
Hi Paul
Just one last question: will these "Effects" parameters be able to be keyframe animated?
So that one can really use them in animation and change the parameters in the timeline

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 10:08:40 AM »
That looks very nice Paul !

... waiting for the update to use that in our projects.  XD

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 04:03:42 PM »
Just one last question: will these "Effects" parameters be able to be keyframe animated?
So that one can really use them in animation and change the parameters in the timeline

Hi, Yes parameters can be animated and Max's current time (in ticks) can be used as a variable.

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Re: Forestpack vegetation interaction with scene objects like helicopter
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 02:52:48 PM »
Great! Thanks Paul