In first glimps the New Browser system is looking nice and hi-tech!
Then started to build my own library; working with it for some time I noticed like other ForestPro3 users, it's a very swetty and lo-tech job.
Mmmm.... in addition, some users have to turn hundreds and hundreds of previous ForestPro-version multisub-materials (built carefully in past years) manually to new Browser-system.
Dat-file editing ... ... thumbimage-generating-thumbs-saveing, paths-for-thumbs, path-for-library, name-in-library, tree-sizes - etc etc etc. One spelling-mistake in dat-file and nothing works! Checking, checking, checking.
What where you thinking guys??
Somebody has to earn living in everyday production work too. Most people has no time for this!!!
We need some kind of visual-and-idiot-proof-EDITOR urgently. This editor should automatically generate thumbs, generate proportionally correct sizes from bitmap images, in one word, this software saves correct things to correct places in simple and user friendly manner.
Or you should restore the tree-size-from-Planes-Material -thing. Then it is possible to import or use the old materials.
Now everybody thinks twice when finds a new interesting bitmap, it's too complicated to add it to the library, it is too complicated to remember the process.
After going on and putting some other 100 trees, people etc to the new library system I found out while testing, that there seems to be another problem.
First everything works ok and trees appear correctly in Browser and tree sizes are taken correctly from dat-file.
But it works only while generating trees in Generate-mode (by picking a closed spline)!
When creating trees in Custom Edit mode (!and! Get-size-from-Library is ON!) nothing happens, all tree objects are the same size (2m to 3m units size).
What went wrong?
In hurry (you know, our always angry customers) I solved the problem by generateing a Forest object and exploded it to Custom mode.
I only needed to add some people in scene. It took me hours to find out, that it does not work. All people get 2x3 m fat and tall.
A bit angry now, it should be not that complicated!