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Mike Truly

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Wishlist: Z Translation and Z Translation Randomize
« on: September 26, 2007, 10:49:05 PM »
Carlos,

Here's one for the wishlist (perhaps there's already a way to do this I'm missing).

Let's say I have a nice bitmap of a tree that has a trunk.  It works great in my ForestPro scene except that I would like to have less of a trunk on many of the trees.  Now I could make a new bitmap with no trunk or I could make a new surface object and make it lower in Z than the real ground object in the scene or I could move the pivot on my custom tree mesh... but the fastest way would be if ForestPro had an option to do a Z translation of all the trees.  For example, the user would put in a negative value and the tree would drop below the surface and and a positive value would make it rise above.

Also, it would be nice to be able to give it a range such as -5 feet to 0 feet.  In this way, the trees would be randomly placed in Z so some trees would have no trunk, some would have half a trunk and some would have full trunks.

Thanks!
Sincerely,

Mike Truly
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Re: Wishlist: Z Translation and Z Translation Randomize
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 05:02:36 PM »
Mike,

Yes, we have received this suggestion from other users too, because with the current release is not possible to modify the Z values. If there are not problems, this feature will be come with Forest 3.

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Carlos Quintero
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Re: Wishlist: Z Translation and Z Translation Randomize
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 09:42:55 PM »
Thanks Carlos!
Sincerely,

Mike Truly
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