Forest Pack 6 Released by iToo Software


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iToo Software releases Forest Pack 6.

This is the biggest new release of Forest Pack in two years and adds several new features to extend the plugin’s potential while making it even easier to use.

To see a full description of the new release including embeddable videos please visit the
Forest Pack 6 “What’s New?” page. For the full changelog, please visit our documentation
site.

Below are some highlights…


Highlights include the ability to simplify the user interface; new and improved distribution
modes including the ability to use PFlow; a new way to download and manage presets and
libraries; an overhauled Effects feature to allow users to extend and create their own new
features; plus several new presets and a free starter tree library.

Headline features

  • Improved compatibility. Forest Pack already supported a wide range of popular
    renderers, but now we’ve increased support even further by adding compatibility for 3ds
    Max 2019, Arnold and V-Ray Next.

  • New Libraries and Presets. Several new presets are included including new grass
    presets designed to work in layers, vertical walls presets, and a new high-quality starter
    library of trees and shrubs featuring 23 new plants in 11 species

  • Configurable UI. The UI is now configurable to suit the way that artists work. Show and
    hide individual rollouts, collapse groups, resize lists and disable popups for a more
    streamlined workflow.

  • Simplified selection. It’s now possible to select all of a Forest object’s dependencies in a single click from the quad menu.

  • Interactive Spline Distribution. A new path distribution mode enables users to
    distribute objects at regular intervals along one or more splines with controls for spacing
    and the ability to randomize rotation or have it align to follow the path.

  • Link items to reference objects. A new reference object mode allows you to create
    items matching the position, rotation, and scale of selected reference objects. Once
    created the items are linked to the reference dynamically, so any changes automatically
    update Forest Pack’s distribution.

  • Scatter using Particles. An all-new PFlow mode allows the user to instance objects onto
    particles with options to match their orientation and scale, opening up whole new
    workflows and potential for Forest Pack.

  • Overhauled Effects. Effects allow the user to control a scatter using a simple expression,
    in effect adding new features. In Forest Pack 6 Effects has seen a significant overhaul.
    It’s now possible to stack up multiple effects, and you can use curves and maps to
    control nearly any aspect of a scatter. There are all new attributes for path mode a PFlow
    and to help you get started, 30 sample effects have been added to the library

  • Update Manager. Update Manager is a new tool for downloading, installing and
    managing Forest Pack content including libraries, presets and effects. It allows us to
    separates the library content from the plugin installer so that we can release new
    libraries, presets and effects at any time. In addition, offline installation and using network
    drives has been improved for large studios.

  • Enhanced Performance. A new memory management system improves scattering
    performance by up to 150% for large distributions. Stability is also improved when using
    V-Ray in IPR mode.

Availability

Forest Pack 6 is available to download now for users with an active maintenance plan. New
perpetual licenses of Forest Pack 6 can be purchased for €220/$242 excluding relevant
taxes. Forest Pack 6 Lite is also available to download now licensed for commercial use and
with no time restrictions.