Purchase both Forest Pack and RailClone 3ds Max plugins with this bundle. Get the best team to speed-up your 3D workflow.
RailClone is the world’s most powerful artist-friendly parametric modelling plugin for 3ds Max®. Its unique array-based approach to asset creation is fast, efficient, and easy-to-learn.
Use the convenient node-based editor to create rules that combine, sequence, transform, deform, slice, bevel, and distribute instanced geometry or proxies. Create variation by randomising objects, UV mapping, and material IDs. Render huge objects made from thousands of highly detailed parts using native geometry shaders.
With RailClone, creating sophisticated parametric models has never been simpler.
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 randomisation tools, or fine-tune your scatters with granular control over every aspect of the plugin.
Create without restrictions using Forest Pack and take your renders to the next level.
RailClone supports native instancing in the renderers and versions listed below
Mental Ray support in Max 2017 and 2018
From 3ds Max 2017 Mental Ray was an optional installation. RailClone for Max 2017 still has many dependencies on the Mental Ray libraries and is required by our 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, as a consequence, RailClone’s native instancing features are not supported for Mental Ray in Max 2018.
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 2012 – 2017 only.
V-Ray and V-Ray RT supported versions are 2.5 or greater for V-Ray 2, and 3.3 or greater for V-Ray 3, V-Ray Next and V-Ray GPU update 1.1 or above
Thea Render 1.3 and onwards.
Corona Renderer 1 and onwards.
For unsupported renderers it is still possible to use RailClone using RailClone Tools to convert the objects to standard Max instances.
iToo software's Forest Pack isn't just for foliage. This tutorials shows how Forest pack can be used to randomly populate large building floors with people and furniture of all kinds. And how Railclone can be used to create floor plates.
Need to add some trees and plants to your scene quickly and easily? If you’re short on time, budget or knowledge about adding trees to your animation, 3D scene or your still imagery, here are several options to help you get started with adding some arboreal goodness to your work, without having to wait for Spring!