Users can edit and populate millions of plants per second with the updated plug-in.
BEAVERTON, OREGON — E-on Software, a Digital Nature solutions vendor, has released Carbon Scatter 2, the company's advanced instancing plug-in for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema 4D.
Derived from E-on Software's EcoSystem technology, Carbon Scatter 2 is an easy and straightforward solution for creating complex and detailed populations using the native instancing technologies of the host application.
On top of new super-fast population algorithms (for creating over one million instances per second), Carbon Scatter 2 adds the ability to populate objects all around at 360 degrees, allows stacking of instances, and makes fantastic use of the native displaying technologies of your application (point-cloud rendering, Nitrous interactive rendering, and so forth). There are many other novelties in this release, including the ability to use curves to define population areas, which, added to Carbon Scatter's interactive painting tools and powerful fractal rules, gives users unprecedented control over instancing.
By adding the optional Carbon Botanica module, users can even edit and create their own plant species directly, for even greater variability and control.
Carbon Scatter 2 integrates E-on’s patented EcoSystem algorithms directly inside the end user’s favorite 3D application, allowing the population of native scenes with millions of instances and rendering them with the user’s renderer of choice.
Based on E-on Software’s renowned procedural plant technology, the optional Carbon Botanica Plant Editor lets the user easily customize any of the plants included with Carbon Scatter and allows creation of unique plant species.
The user can adjust the settings for the entire plant, or work on individual subsets of the plant (trunk, branches, leaves). Textures for any subset can be edited or replaced, so custom pictures and scans can be used to create new realistic leaves and trunks.
Newly created plants can be saved as specimens for later use. Since each plant is based on the SolidGrowth technology, each plant populations will automatically feature variations for that extra-realistic look.
Carbon Scatter 2 is available in English for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 bit), and on Mac OSX 10.5+ (Mac Intel only, 32 and 64 bit). One license of Carbon Scatter can be used with all compatible applications and renderers installed on the end user’s system.
Carbon Scatter 2 retails for $295 bundled with the Carbon Botanica plug-in, and $195 without. The Carbon Botanica plug-in for Carbon Scatter 2 retails for $145 if purchased separately.
E-on Software expects to release the free Carbon Scatter 2 Trial version early in 2013.