E-on Software's releases Carbon Scatter 2015 a plugin for 3dsMax, Maya and Cinema 4D that lets you create instances and dispersion of plants, flowers and much more (Here a nice review for Treddi written by Francesco La Trofa)
 
Among the many new features in this new release include:
 
  • Render billions of polygons easily thanks to lightning fast instancing
  • Convert to native instances for rendering without Carbon Scatter
  • Render with any renderer including GPU path-tracers (Octane, VRayRT, ...)
  • Populate millions of instances per second!
  • Use PlantFactory models and customize them using the Plant Editor*
  • Interactive population – change a setting, Carbon Scatter repopulates in a blink
  • Add/modify instances with your mouse using jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean... brushes
  • Populate in all directions around objects
  • Animate instances (including wind in plants) with full de-phasing control
  • Control placement, height, size, orientation... using bitmaps or procedural graphs
  • Create populations with multiple layers and control how they influence each other
  • Scatter inside/along curves, stack instances (e.g. to create piles of rubble on a path)
  • Ships with over 100 3D plant species (with variations!) and 130+ billboard trees
 
For more info: http://www.e-onsoftw...ctober 13, 2014