Michael and Emma's Place
Forest Pack and RailClone made the creation of the building, garden and nearby neighbourhood of “Michael and Emma’s Place” much more fun and efficient. With the exception of the pink ornamental grass and the lawn, all plants are models from Laubwerk’s beautiful plant kits. Nearly all of them were scattered with Forest Pack Pro, but I also placed a few trees and plants manually.Stefanie Chapman
A plane with high subdivisions and a noise modifier serves as surface for the grass object. The pebble and shrubs forest pack objects surrounding the building use their own plane surface which I edited using the freeform tools in 3ds max. I find Forest Pack's Area > Exclude options very useful, for example to prevent pebbles from protruding into the stepping stones.
In my projects I use RailClone often to quickly create environment geometry. Thanks to the new additions to its library which happened to be a good fit for my project, I was able to use RailClone for a quick cladding of the main building as well. For that I used created the RailClone Object using a spline that I created by extracting the outer edges of the building. The surrounding buildings - which are mostly hidden by vegetation and did not need a lot of detail - were created with splines and RailClone objects for the walls, roofs and guttering. The fence in the back of the garden was created with RailClone as well.