Skatter / A Scattering extension for SketchUp

A new scattering extension for SketchUp is coming soon – Skatter. There is only a video showing what is an alpha preview of what seems to be a very capable scattering plugin… kind of Forest Pack inside SketchUp with render engine instancing / proxy support (so it seems with Thea Render being used on the preview). Pretty cool and I look forward to see more and have a go at it!

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Making of Scandinavian Summer House

Earlier this month, 3Dstudija studio posted their “Scandinavian Summer House” visuals on the forums and these immediately captured my attention. I’m not that familiar with the Scandinavian “Look & Feel”, but it sure reminded me of my Mediterranean local with a “Drop Dead Gorgeous” 3d Groundwork – Some of the best I’ve seen to date! I had a chat with the Maciulis Brothers, Matas & Antanas about this project and this article was born. Enjoy it.

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Forest Pack 4 Pro & Lite Released

iToo Software released both Pro and Lite versions of Forest Pack 4, their latest installment of the plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max, and 3ds Max Design, designed to give a complete solution for creation of vast surfaces of trees and plants. Version 4 brings many improvements and additions to the current user base adding VRay RT support, but most noticeably, welcomes on board users of Maxwell Render, Thea Render, Octane Render and Arion!

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3 Forest Pack Tutorials / Tree-Lined Canal

iToo Software released a new Forest Pack tutorial for beginners and new users titled – “Tree-Lined Canal”, providing extensive explanation of the basic features included in Forest Pack version 3.9, introduced last June. The tutorial comprises over 30 minutes of video and is designed to get new users up and running quickly, acquiring the necessary skills to create great looking scenes with Forest Pack Pro.

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