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 randomization tools, or fine-tune your scatters with granular control over every aspect of the plugin.
Fast 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.
Interactive 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.
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.
Natural 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.
Precise 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.
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.
New Features in Forest Pack 7
Scatter Lights Scatter hundreds or thousands of lights and other non-geometric objects. Corona users can even use Forest Colour to randomise light tint and power.
New Unity Plugin (Beta) Export Forest Pack objects to Unity using an experimental new 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 Group's Project Vantage in just a few clicks.
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 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.
Simplified Creation Create scatters more efficiently than ever before with new creation methods and faster ways to add source objects to the items list.
Improved usability Navigate the interface more quickly with 'Solo Mode', use simplified and improved camera culling, easily optimise and modify materials and much more.
- Product Identifiers -
MPN: Forest Pack Pro (standalone + 1 year subscription)
- Product Specifications -
Supported versions of Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design (64 bit versions only)
3ds Max: versions 2013 to 2022
3ds Max Design: versions 2013 to 2015
Note: Due to Autodesk licensing policy Forest Pack is only able to officially support 3ds Max 2017 to 2022. The installer also includes versions of Forest Pack for 3ds Max 2013 to 2016 which should install and work as expected, but iToo is unable to test them.
Arnold 5.1 and above is supported from 3ds Max 2018 onwards. Please make sure the MaxToA plugin is up to date. You can download the most recent version from the Solid Angle website.
Mental Ray is supported in version 2013 - 2017 only.
V-Ray and V-Ray RT supported versions 3.6 or greater for V-Ray 3, V-Ray Next and V-Ray GPU update 1.1 or above and V-Ray 5.
Corona Renderer 1 and onwards
Octane 1.x and onwards
Redshift 2.x and onwards
Mental Ray compatibility in Max 2017 and 2018 (for Forest Pack)
From 3ds Max 2017 Mental Ray was an optional installation. Forest Pack for Max 2017 still has many dependencies on the Mental Ray libraries and is required by the iToo plug-ins to operate correctly. Please make sure that Mental Ray is installed for 3DS Max 2017, even if you don't intend to use it to avoid errors.
From 3ds Max 2018 Mental Ray is no longer included, and for technical reasons iToo has had to temporarily suspend support.
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