iToo Software releases Forest Pack 4.3

Press release 2014-12-18 08:34 article  > Software

The popular scattering tool gains level-of-detail tools, a “clean edge” mode designed for large areas of ground cover, and much more.

iToo Software released of Forest Pack 4.3 Lite and Pro versions. This update adds powerful new features suggested by users, including tools to create level-of-detail models, a new boundary-checking mode to simplify the creation of clearly defined edges for large scatter areas, and the ability to limit distribution using material IDs.

Forest Pack 4.3 brings Corona Renderer materials to the existing libraries, adds 16 new ready-to-use gravel presets - each in two versions for small or large-scale areas - plus many more features and fixes.

Key Features:

  • A new Forest LOD object that allows you to switch billboard, models or materials based on distance from the camera, a custom target, or as a percentage of the screen size.
  • Edge boundary checking mode to automate the creation of clean edges, especially when creating grass. Works by removing element sub-objects that fall outside the scatter area’s perimeter. (V-Ray only)
  • The ability to limit a scatter to specific polygons using Material IDs when using surfaces.
  • Introduced separate controls for Density and Scale Falloff Affect parameters.
  • A new XML Data exporter to aid interoperability and integration of Forest Pack into large pipelines.
  • 16 new Gravel presets, including detail and large scale models.
  • Materials for Corona Renderer added to existing free libraries.

To help users up and running with these new features, iToosoft is also releasing two short tutorials:

Using Level of Detail to demonstrate how to switch scattered items based on their distance from the camera or size in the render view:

Boundary Checking Using Edge Mode to show a simplified technique for creating clean edges around large scatters:

As usual, a Lite version of the software is freely available to download. Also available are release notes, and a demo reel, all on iToo Software’s website.

Author: Press release Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: itoo
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