What’s new in Forest Pack 7?
Scatter hundreds or thousands of lights and other non-geometric objects. Corona users can even use Forest Colour to randomise light tint and use Corona’s lightmix features to edit colour and intensity in post-production.
New beta Unity plugin
Export Forest Pack objects to Unity using a new early-access plugin that takes advantage of Unity’s Hybrid Rendering technology for efficient real-time instancing.
Supported by Unreal and Chaos Vantage
Make the jump to real-time and export scatters to Unreal Engine or Chaos Vantage in just a few clicks.
Completely Rewritten Library Browser
The library browser has been rewritten from the ground up. Add 100s of objects selected from a scene and automatically build matlibs and generate thumbnails.
Colour Correct Entire Scatters
Gone are the days of fiddling with complex multi sub object materials, now you can colour correct entire scatters from a single simplified interface.
Randomise Animation Samples in Corona
Scatter animated objects in Corona including the ability to sample and randomise animated geometry or control playback using maps.
New Tree Stumps Library
Bring your renders to life with 40 high-quality photoscanned tree stumps plus optimised presets for quickly populating large areas.
New Hedges Library
Add hedges using a new library of 89 assets. 10 species are included in five heights ranging from 0.5m to 2.5m, plus bonus topiary presets for hedges of any shape.
Improved Reference Mode
Make the most of reference mode with the ability to add multiple items per triangle, randomise their position and filter by material ID.
Forest Colour works outside Forest Pack
Use Forest Colour to randomise maps and tint on items instantiated using Forest Tools, or even on non-Forest objects.
Create scatters more efficiently than ever before with new creation methods and faster ways to add source objects to the items list.
Navigate the interface more quickly with ‘Solo Mode’, use simplified and improved camera culling, easily optimise and modify materials and much more. For a detailed overview, visit the Forest Pack 7 page on the iToo Software website. A full changelog of all the features, fixes and improvements can be found in the documentation. This release is part of the company’s developing program for 2021, which will also include an update for RailClone, plus regular releases of libraries and content.