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Instructor Name

Claudio De Marco

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Arch Viz

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Course Requirements

PC running 3D Max

Forest Pack from the following link https://www.itoosoft.com/forestpack#versions
The pro version 8 is used in this course to cover more advanced options and techniques

Vray Or Corona as a rendering engine

Course Description

Welcome to our comprehensive master class on Forest Pack Pro! Dive deep into the world of this powerful software as we cover every option, parameter, and tool in detail. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, our course provides a thorough exploration of Forest Pack Pro, ensuring you master every aspect of this essential tool for 3D scene creation. From understanding the fundamentals to advanced techniques, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to unleash your creativity and take your projects to new heights. Join us on this immersive journey and become a Forest Pack Pro expert today

Image shown is from iToo software and all credits to them for supplying the image

 

About iToo Software

iToo Software is a Spanish company founded in 1999 dedicated to the development and sales of 3D design software. They are the creators of Forest Pack and RailClone plugins for Autodesk® 3ds Max®. iToo have an excellent reputation for customer satisfaction, product stability, and high quality support. 

If you want to try Forest Pack out, iToo offers two versions. The Lite version is completely free to download and use, and has no commercial limitations while retaining much of the functionality of the full price version. Forest Pack Pro is the commercial edition, with many advanced features for professional artists and an expanding library of presets.

Course Outcomes

 

  Forest Pack settings, interface, and customization

  Scattering geometry, lights, groups and other objects

  Mastering distribution modes such as Image, Path, Reference and Particle Flow

  Using Areas, Surfaces, Forest Sets and linked objects

  Controlling scale and density using falloff curves

  Randomizing Transforms, textures, and clustering

  Manually adjusting a scatter to refine a composition

  Optimizing large scatters

  Forest Lister

  Library Browser

  Forest LOD


Course Curriculum

1 Intro - Tool Bar
3 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


2 General Tab
13 Min

This lesson focuses on the Forest Pack's initial tab—the General Tab. Discover how to access the lister, navigate the update panel, and more. Dive into creating your first Forest Pack item, laying the foundation for a solid understanding of the workflow. Get ready to familiarize yourself with the essential processes that will set the tone for your Forest Pack Pro journey.


3 Geometry Tab - Our First Forest Pack Item
24 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


4 Areas Tab – Part 1 - Splines
18 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


5 Areas Tab – Part 2 – Surfaces and Painting
17 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


6 Distribution – Image
17 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


7 Distribution – Path, Reference and FP
28 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


8 Surfaces
20 Min

We begin our Forest Pack Pro journey, where we dive into the fundamentals. Discover the significance of Forest Pack Pro in 3D design and learn to navigate its interface. Starting with the Tool Bar, exploring its core features. This is your starting point to craft scenes with distributed objects, setting you on the path to mastering advanced environment design in 3ds Max.


9 Items Editor
9 Min

In this lesson, we delve deep into the Items Editor rollout, an essential tool in Forest Pack Pro for fine-tuning your scattered objects. Learn how to manage, customize, and manipulate individual items within your scenes with precision and ease.


10 Camera
8 Min

Explore the Camera rollout in Forest Pack, where you'll learn how to fine-tune your scatters based on the viewpoint of your scene. This lesson teaches you to control the density and visibility of your objects, ensuring they appear just right from every angle. Whether you're adjusting scatter density for close-up shots or controlling visibility for distant views, the Camera rollout gives you the tools to create compelling compositions that draw the eye exactly where you want it. Perfect for artists seeking to optimize their scenes for maximum impact and visual appeal.


11 Transform
11 Min

In the Transform rollout, we'll delve into the art of manipulation, where you'll learn to bend, twist, and scale your scatters with precision. This lesson empowers you to sculpt your scenes effortlessly, allowing you to create diverse arrangements and compositions. Whether you're seeking to vary the size of objects, rotate them for added realism, or precisely position them within your scene, the Transform rollout puts the power in your hands.


12 Material
15 Min

In the Material rollout, you'll learn to adjust parameters like hue and glossiness to achieve the perfect look. Whether it's vibrant foliage or weathered rocks, this lesson equips you with the tools to bring realism and character to every element of your scene. Ideal for artists looking to enhance their scenes with rich textures and finishes.


13 Effects
20 Min

In the Material rollout, you'll learn to adjust parameters like hue and glossiness to achieve the perfect look. Whether it's vibrant foliage or weathered rocks, this lesson equips you with the tools to bring realism and character to every element of your scene. Ideal for artists looking to enhance their scenes with rich textures and finishes.


14 Animation
15 Min

In this lesson, we explore the dynamic world of animations within Forest Pack Pro's Animations rollout. Learn how to add wind effects, animate objects, and synchronize animations seamlessly with your scene. Whether you're simulating swaying trees or flowing grass, this lesson equips you with the knowledge and skills to infuse your environments with captivating dynamism.


15 Display
6 Min

The Display rollout in Forest Pack is where we simplify complex scenes for smoother workflow. This lesson guides you through managing viewport performance while maintaining visual accuracy. Learn to toggle between point cloud, mesh, and billboard representations to balance detail and speed.


16 Forest Lister
8 Min

In the Forest Lister rollout lesson, we'll explore the control center for all your Forest Pack objects. This powerful tool lets you manage, organize, and edit multiple scatters with ease. Learn to swiftly navigate through your projects, making global adjustments or pinpoint edits without the need to search through layers or objects. Perfect for artists seeking efficiency in managing complex scenes, this lesson will equip you with the skills to keep your projects neat and under control.


17 Forest Library Browser
21 Min

Enter the Forest Library Browser, your gateway to your assets and to populate your scenes with a click. In this lesson, we'll explore how to access, preview, and import a vast array of plants, trees, and other objects directly into Forest Pack. Learn to navigate through categories, search for specific assets, and customize your library for easy access to your favorite items.


18 Using the Presets
5 Min

In this lesson, we'll unlock the secret to unleashing Forest Pack's full potential with its built-in presets. Dive into a world of ready-made configurations designed to streamline your workflow and elevate your scenes in no time. With Forest Pack's extensive library of presets at your fingertips, you'll discover endless possibilities for enhancing your projects with speed and efficiency. Ideal for artists looking to level up their scenes with professional-quality results.


19 Forest LOD
9 Min

In our next lesson, we're delving into the world of LOD, or Level of Detail, where we'll learn how to optimize Forest Pack scatters for peak performance without sacrificing visual quality. LOD is the secret sauce that ensures your scenes look stunning while running smoothly, even on lower-end hardware. We'll explore how to set up LOD variations for your scatters, adjusting their complexity based on distance from the camera.


20 Forest Set
11 Min

In this lesson, we embark on a journey through Forest Sets, a powerful organizational tool within Forest Pack Pro. Discover how to manage and categorize your scattered objects, allowing for streamlined workflow and enhanced project organization. From creating custom sets to grouping similar elements, we'll explore techniques for optimizing your scene structure and improving productivity.


21 Forest Tools
6 Min

Forest Tools offers a convenient solution for converting Forest Pack objects into individual instanced geometry. This feature comes in handy when sharing files with users without the Forest Pack plugin, rendering with unsupported renderers, or exporting scenes to other software programs


22 Practical Exercise
36 Min

In this final lesson, we will put our skills to the test by creating some Forest Pack scatters. We will cover valuable tips and tricks, as well as understand the pipeline and how to initiate your projects


Instructor

Claudio De Marco

5 Rating
2 Reviews
27 Students
4 Courses

As a 3D artist with over 16 years of experience and 14 years running my own successful 3D Studio, I have found a true passion for teaching and mentoring others in the field. Self-taught and understanding the struggles of teaching oneself, I have created my course VizCourse to provide the fastest and best way for kickstarting a career in Architecture Visualization. With 4+ years of tutoring experience and having taught over 50 students worldwide, I am proficient in using 3D Max, Vray, Corona, and Photoshop. My expertise is guiding beginners new to 3D Max, taking them step-by-step through the process until they are confident in producing their own 3D renders. I am incredibly proud of the course I've created and would be honored to be your mentor and guide on your 3D journey, helping to enhance your career.


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