In this series of five tutorials we will explore features of Forest Pack introduced since version 3.9. The first four tutorials deal with the creation of the forest object necessary to setup the final image. A final tutorial demonstrates some of the features of the Forest Color material:
If you are new to Forest Pack, you may wish to look at the basic concepts tutorial first. This explains many fundamentals of using the plugin that are not covered in this tutorial.
The files are compatible with 3DS Max 2010 - 2013, and you should have the most recent version of Forest Pack and RailClone installed. This tutorial can be mostly completed with the free lite version.
The exercise files contain all the objects necessary to complete this tutorial, they are compatible with Mental Ray and V-Ray, please download the appropriate version from left menu.
This tutorial has been realized by Paul Roberts for iToo Software. Paul is a 3DS Max generalist with over 10 years of experience, lecturer for the last 6, and editor at Max Underground. Based in the UK, he specialises in game environments and architectural visualisation alongside teaching.
This scene uses free sample models from the following model libraries vendors. We appreciate their collaboraion to make this tutorial possible, for more information about licenses and models see the readme file included in the scene files.