I'd like to show you my rendering of a forest shrouded in mist, using forest pack. It's a popular motive in nature photography, which inspired me.
I used 3ds max 2022 and Vray 5. Render times were astronomical (over 18 hours) due to the fog and the light passing through it, so I rendered progressively for 6 hours and then wrapped it up.
Editor Screenshot explained: There are three planes aligned with three different forest pack objects, each one using 11 different pine trees for scattering. The camera and the atmospheric fog do the rest.
Number of rendered trees is around 168'000.