Forest Pack

The Scattering tool for 3ds Max

What is Forest Pack?

Forest Pack is the world’s most popular scattering plugin for 3ds Max®. It provides a complete solution for creating vast areas of objects, from trees and plants to buildings, crowds, aggregates, ground-cover, rocks and more. If you can model it, Forest Pack can scatter it.

Countless studios rely on Forest Pack ’s production-tested algorithms and native shaders to render scenes with virtually unlimited numbers of objects and polygons, all without putting a strain on computer resources.

Simulate natural distribution patterns and get the most out of your assets using advanced mapping and randomisation tools, or fine-tune your scatters with granular control over every aspect of the plugin.

Create without restrictions using Forest Pack and take your renders to the next level.


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Architectural Visualization

Forest Pack offers unprecedented power, speed, and flexibility to create landscapes that look great and render fast. Create scenes that can be viewed from any angle and minimise the need for time-consuming post-production.

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

Forest Pack has unrivalled animation features. Use animated meshes and proxies then randomise their time offset, or drive playback using maps to provide even more ways to create jaw-dropping VFX for film, animation, TV, and motion graphics projects.

Architecture, Enginnering, Construction

Architecture, Enginnering, Construction

Forest Pack fits perfectly into interactive design processes. Scatters are fully parametric so making changes is fast and easy - which means less time spent updating scenes, and more time spent designing.


Forest Pack delivers the perfect balance: blazing-fast scattering to quickly populate scenes, and the power to fine-tune every aspect of your designs when attention to detail is key.

Create scatters on surfaces and splines or use paint tools to place objects precisely where you need them. Use altitude and slope angle to control density and scale. Add maps to drive distribution, transforms, and animation. Create unlimited variation by randomising objects, animation and materials. Optimise renders using camera clipping and LOD models. Create falloff curves and our innovative Edge Mode technology to create perfect scatters, every time. Forest Pack gives you complete control over every aspect of the scatter, without sacrificing speed.

Forest Pack’s professional-grade tools save you time and money; even an average PC can render billions of polygons without breaking a sweat. With its unrivalled power, exceptional levels of control, reliability and support, Forest Pack is an indispensable scattering tool for the 3d artist on a deadline.


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Forest Pack is fully multi-threaded and highly optimized for speed and efficiency. A typical scene can effortlessly use over 100.000 objects each with 1 million polys, and render in just a few minutes.

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Points-Cloud display mode faithfully previews scattered objects in the viewports as they will appear in the render. Amazingly fast, this mode allows you to move and edit items in real-time, while maintaining an accurate preview of your scenes.

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Parametric Areas

From the moment you pick a scatter area Forest Pack is fully parametric. With no destructive editing you make design decisions at any time, and see the results in the viewport instantly.

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Recreate the limitless variation found in nature with the ability to randomise distribution, objects, transforms, animation, bitmaps and tints. Mimic natural growth patterns using the innovative Clusters feature.

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Maps Control when you need it. Drive parameters using maps and expressions or use Tree Editor mode to scatter along splines, on markers or even edit and place individual objects.

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Ready to use

Use Forest Pack’s built-in Library Browser to select and assign plants with a single click. Over 100 models are included in Forest Pack Pro, or you can create your own presets and share them effortlessly with colleagues.

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What´s included


Plugins for 3ds Max 2010-2017


Native support for most popular render engines

Unlimited Nodes

Unlimited render nodes

Library Presets

Included library presets with materials for integration with many 3rd party libraries

3rd Party Integration

Integration with many 3rd party libraries

Quality Support

Premium support

Forest Pack comes in 2 versions

Forest Pack PRO

Forest Pack Pro has advanced features for surfaces, tree placement and importing/exporting tools. Also it includes a full library of billboard trees and shrubs, 3d Trees and Shrubs, ground cover presets and the the ability to edit libraries and add your own objects and textures.

In addition, a Pro license of Forest Pack permits you to prioritised technical support, early access to beta versions, and regular updates.

Forest Pack LITE

Forest Pack Lite is free to use, even commercially. It provides many of the features found in Forest Pack Pro but with the ability to scatter a maximum of 3 source objects using up to 4 flat areas. The Lite edition has a limited subset of presets, and does not include Creation Tools, Forest Tools, or user editable libraries.

If you want to know the differences between our Pro and Lite version, please read this documentation

Partners Products

We supply quality plant models and presets from leading vendors for use with Forest Pack Pro.