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Forest Pack 6 beta
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:38:22 PM »
Just got news of FP 6 beta and it is looking very interesting. However, as with the new Vray beta 1, which will soon be beta 2, sometime this month. I have a couple of questions.

1) Will FP beta 6, handle older scenes, from the latest FP
2) To try it out, can I install it on a separate version of Max, which I did with Vray Next, to avoid any problems, since I need Vray, Forest Pack and Railcone for commercial projects
3) Do you intend to release the new libraries for older versions of FP or are they only compatible with FP6

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Re: Forest Pack 6 beta
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 04:57:14 PM »
Hi,

1) Yes, FP6 can handle older scenes without problems. As usual, backward compatibility is not guaranteed (open FP6 scenes with FP5).

2) To difference of V-Ray, it's a bit more difficult to keep FP5 and FP6 installed at same time, because we use an unique installer, and both versions share a common folder and several registry keys.
But it can be done in the following way:

- Install FP5 as usual.
- Be sure Max is closed.
- For each Max version you want to use FP5, rename the Max root folder to any other name (as C:\3dsmax2017 -> C:\3dsmax2017_a)
- Install FP6.
- You will find the setup program has created a new c:\3dsmax2017 folder, with the FP files within it. Just delete it.
- Rename "C:\3dsmax2017_a" to its original name.

This is required because the setup programs uninstalls existing FP versions, before installing a new one. Renaming the Max root folder, we avoid the FP files for that Max version are deleted.

With this process, FP5 will use the common files of FP6 (stored at "C:\Program Files\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro"). But that should not be a problem, except for the new libraries.

Also it may be a good idea to make a copy of the FP5 common files, before installing FP6 (at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro").
We have replaced the old "HQ Plants Free" by our own library. So you may need these models or maps for older scenes.

3) New libraries will be included only with FP6. But they may work or not with FP5, depending of the features we used on them (really we have not tested that).

« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 04:58:48 PM by iToo »
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Re: Forest Pack 6 beta
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 05:16:01 PM »
Thanks for that, perhaps I will try that out later. Have never used the HQ Plants free library myself, so not really a problem there. Thanks again.

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Re: Forest Pack 6 beta
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 08:19:50 PM »
Hi,

Couple of questions before installing: Is there still the disappearing forest object  in the viewport during IPR issue in this version? (Vray 3.6). Really annoying not being able to move trees with IPR. I mainly use ipr instead of RT, because I use some non RT compatible plugins (vizpark)
And are the normal lawn presets also being replaced by the layered versions or are the layered versions additional?

Thx!

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Re: Forest Pack 6 beta
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 10:10:59 AM »
Hi,

- The disappearing issue is solved in FP6, both for V-Ray IPR and Corona interactive. Now we use a different set for items for viewport and render.

- No, the new presets are in a separated category ("Layered Lawns" and "Vertical"). The standard "Lawn" library has not changed.

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Re: Forest Pack 6 beta
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 11:41:13 AM »
Hi,

- The disappearing issue is solved in FP6, both for V-Ray IPR and Corona interactive. Now we use a different set for items for viewport and render.

- No, the new presets are in a separated category ("Layered Lawns" and "Vertical"). The standard "Lawn" library has not changed.

Great news Carlos, thx!

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Re: Forest Pack 6 beta
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 09:53:31 AM »
I've splitted this thread in several converstations, to attend each issue separarely.

Please create one post for each problem, so they can be tracked easily. Thanks !
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