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damien11235

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Vray proxy and FP
« on: June 04, 2021, 07:14:46 PM »
Hi,
The new vray proxies have an option of switching on and of objects within it.
For example, if a vray proxy is created consisting of 2 objects, a pot and the plant, i can switch off the visibility of the plant in the properties of the vray proxy display.
Using this proxy in Forest pack always renders the full proxy, the pot as well as plant.
Is there any way that forest pack can use the display setting of the proxy object while rendering?

Rokas

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Re: Vray proxy and FP
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 07:59:23 AM »
Hi.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will check if we can modify how it works.
Rokas

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Re: Vray proxy and FP
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 10:01:32 AM »
Forest uses a basic implementation of VRay Proxies, and unfortunately not all their features can be supported.

But if you really need to render proxies with all their features, it's possible to configure that V-Ray render them directly, instead to use the Forest implementation.
This is done editing forestpack.ini (at C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsmax\<max version>\ENU\en-US\plugcfg), and setting

handleVRayProxies = 0

But there are several limitations with this mode. For example Forest Animation modes are not supported. Only "Follow Geometry" mode works.

Carlos Quintero
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damien11235

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Re: Vray proxy and FP
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 08:58:24 PM »
Thank you for the reply.
Can you clarify further on what difference this setting will make to the scene and using FP in general?

Rokas

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Re: Vray proxy and FP
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 08:52:12 AM »
Hi, and thanks for Your interest.
Let me emphasize that this is experimental feature that we do not encourage to be changed from default.
In some specific cases such as hiding visibility this mode can help, so this can be used as temporary workaround in some cases.

Anyway we do not have documentation for this mode nor we can fix bugs that this mode currently have.
Rokas