Create



Overview

To create a new Forest Object you have three options. You can either start by clicking on an area such as a surface or a spline, place individual objects by using Item Editor mode, or create an empty Forest Object so that you can configure all the settings later.

In this Section:

Procedures

To pick a model or preset from the library

  1. Go to the Create tab in the Command Panel and choose iToo Software from the dropdown list. 
  2. Click on the Forest Pack button.
  3. Click Library > Select to open the library browser
  4. Pick a preset and click Import Selected.

To create a Forest Object using a Spline or Surface

  1. Go to the Create tab in the Command Panel and choose iToo Software from the dropdown list. 
  2. Click on the Forest Pack button.
  3. Check Mode > Generate.
  4. Click on a surface or spline in the scene to pick it as the first area. 
  5. Switch to the Modify tab for any subsequent edits. 

To place individual objects

  1. Go to the Create tab in the Command Panel and choose iToo Software from the dropdown list. 
  2. Click on the Forest Pack button.
  3. Check Mode > Custom Edit
  4. Click in the scene. Each mouse-click will create a single tree. 
  5. Right-click to exit create mode. 
  6. Switch to the Modify tab for any subsequent edits. 

To create a Forest object with no item placement

  1. Go to the Create tab in the Command Panel and choose iToo Software from the dropdown list. 
  2. Click on the Forest Pack button.
  3. Check Mode > Icon Mode
  4. Click and drag in the scene to create a Forest Pack icon
  5. Switch to the Modify tab for subsequent editing.

To select all the items in the scene used by a Forest object

  1. Select a Forest object
  2. Right-click and choose Select all Forest Dependencies from the quad menu. 
There are also options to select individual custom objects, surfaces, and areas



Interface

Library

From the Create panel you have the option to load models or a preset from the library. Just click on the Select button to open the Library Browser

Default Size

Use the Width and Height parameters to set the default size of new 2D template objects. 

Mode

Generate

Enables you to create a new Forest Pack object by picking a Spline or a Surface from the scene. This will be automatically added to the Areas or Geometry list. Subsequent edits should be done from the Modify panel.

Custom Edit

Enables you to place individual objects by clicking in the scene. This mode automatically create a new Forest Object in Item Editor mode. Subsequent edits should be done from the Modify panel.

Icon Mode

Enables you to create an empty Forest Pack object click-dragging an icon in the scene. The resultant Forest Pack has no areas assigned (but may contain geometry if you used the Library option). Subsequent edits should be done from the Modify panel.