Populating Building Interiors with Forest Pack

iToo Software has released a new episode of their regular Tips & Tricks tutorials. In this installment they combine Forest Pack and RailClone to examine ways in which the plugins can be used to add detail inside large buildings.

Forest Pack isn’t just for plants. It’s also well suited for adding furniture and characters to the interiors of large buildings to quickly fill a huge area over a number of floors. Instead of painstakingly placing thousand of objects, let Forest Pack do the heavy lifting for you and scatter random types of furniture on each floor.

In this tutorial from iTooSoft you’ll find a collection of tips and tricks for populating building interiors focusing of 3 possible scenarios:

  1. Adding furniture to buildings where each floor is a separate object.
  2. Adding furniture to buildings where the floors are combined and separating them would be too much work.
  3. Adding furniture to buildings where the floors are created with RailClone.

The files that come with this series are compatible with 3DS Max 2010 – 2015, V-Ray, Mental Ray, RailClone Pro or Lite, and Forest Pack Pro.

  • Nick Weaver

    Ashan Perera

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  • Dimitri Bitu de Araújo

    I use the crowd maker on sketchup ☺

  • Arturas Žuravliovas

    jesus, amount of time be saved using this…

  • Steven Tierney

    Itoo I love you. Xxx

  • Maxime Vignola

    Guillaume Renaud

  • Amazing, haven’t used forest pack for this kind of scattering so far…

  • MilosStojiljkovic Time to start!

  • Andy Butler

    David Higgins Tom Dutfield

  • RolandBeaubois

    Amazing techniques but this is too quick for me, understand the English like this is impossible for me.

  • Lonelymonk

    RolandBeaubois Hi Roland, thanks for the feedback. My apologies if it’s a little fast to understand. We also have a written version of the tutorial available(http://www.itoosoft.com/tutorials/tutorial_populate_buildings.php)  if that helps and I’ve just added English subtitles to youtube and vimeo.

  • RolandBeaubois

    Lonelymonk RolandBeaubois 
    Thanks a lot… and of course the subtitles help