Forest Pack Pro v4.3.0 beta

iToo 2014-10-28 08:53 article  > All

New level of detail and visibility triggers. See the feature list.

New features and changes:

  • Forest LOD (Level of Detail).
    • A new type of object, "ForestLOD", is used to define levels of detail. Once created, assign it as Custom Object in Forest.
    • Visibility triggers by Distance to camera or Screen size.
    • Support for billboards and geometry.
    • Custom materials.
    • LOD properties can be adjusted in Camera rollout.

  • Added Areas->Limit by Surface Material ID.
  • Areas->Falloff Affect is splitted in Density and Scale values.
  • Forest Tools->Data exporter to XML files.
  • Added General->Disable Pop-ups: turns off all suggestions and warning messages, except critical errors (this option is global and persistent).
  • Geometry->Get Size from Library is removed and enabled by default.
  • Geometry->Global Size parameters are removed, although they are accessible by Maxscript ("globs¡ze", "width", "height")
  • Geometry->Use Object Dimensions is replaced by local Scale parameter.
  • New Display->Proxy model: Arrow (non-symmetrical)
  • Added Display->Disable Object.
  • Forest Tools->Instantiate copies User Properties, Object ID and wireframe color from the source object.


  • 16 new presets: Gravel, including detail and large scale models.
  • Added materials for Corona Renderer.


  • Fixed problem of Exclude areas with Inverted Falloff Curves.
  • Fixed issues with Distribution->Diversity Map and UV Surfaces.
  • Fixed rare problem related to missing Surfaces on load.
  • Fixed minor issues in Maxscript functions.
  • Fixed potential crashing bug on Forest cloning.
  • Forest Color ignores status of Override checkbox when using Tint by Element.
  • Added Undo support to Geometry->Copy/Paste operations.

Registered customers of Forest Pack Pro can download the upgrade from User Panel->Beta versions

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Author: iToo Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: forestpack itoo
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