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Richard Birket

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New Topic for ForestPro
« on: September 02, 2010, 04:35:11 PM »
(admin: can you move this message to the FP forum as I don't seem to be able to post in there)

Could you point me to a step-by-step tutorial on randomly tinting the materials on a ForestPro object that contains a number of geometry-based trees with VRay textures applied.
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Re: New Topic for ForestPro
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 06:59:56 PM »
(sorry by the posting issues, we made some wrong changes in the board's permissions. It must be fixed now)

Random Tint step guide:

1.- Convert your materials to "Forest Material". It works as a generic material container, so you may put in "Base Material" your VRay materials or whatever other types.
2.- On Multi-sub materials, always use "Forest Material" as a sub-material, on this way:

3.- Enable random tint in the Forest object, setting some value to the range parameters (Material rollout). A range of 50% -100% will assign a randomly percentage of tint from 50% to 100% for each tree.
4.- Adjust the color in the Gradient, or use a map with the available options.

You also can adjust the tint parameters individually for each material, enabling the "Override" checkbox in Forest Material. As instance, to disable tint for a "trunk" material in a multi-sub, or adjust the color for the leaves.

If you need a sample scene or something else, please tell me.

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