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Title: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: kleinm on April 17, 2009, 10:48:11 am
just stumbled over this:

http://area.autodesk.com/index.php/blogs_ken/blog_detail/announcement_100_xfrog_greenworks_renderl_quality_trees_and_plants (http://area.autodesk.com/index.php/blogs_ken/blog_detail/announcement_100_xfrog_greenworks_renderl_quality_trees_and_plants)

http://seek.autodesk.com/search.htm#query=search^new^query%3Dxfrog%3Bcategory%3D%3Bfilters%3D%3BsortKey%3D%3BsortDir%3Dasc%3BstartAt%3D0%3BmaxResults%3D20%3BviewMode%3D0%3Bsource%3DSearchBox (http://seek.autodesk.com/search.htm#query=search^new^query%3Dxfrog%3Bcategory%3D%3Bfilters%3D%3BsortKey%3D%3BsortDir%3Dasc%3BstartAt%3D0%3BmaxResults%3D20%3BviewMode%3D0%3Bsource%3DSearchBox)
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: Mohawk20 on April 17, 2009, 11:59:52 am
Very interesting!
So if you own a compatible version of 3DsMax you can convert them to obj for Terragen.
Or if you have software like Deep Exploration (http://www.righthemisphere.com/products/dexp/), which allows you to convert almost every object format to another without needing to have the corresponding software.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: rcallicotte on April 17, 2009, 12:04:04 pm
Doesn't PoseRay do the same thing, Mohawk?  I haven't tried yet.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: cyphyr on April 17, 2009, 12:31:19 pm
Nothing exports or converts .max files other than 3dsMax itself or the Oniko PoyTrans plugin for Max (which of course needs Max)
hrumph I wonder if these will be the free plants we get once Xfrog gets around to it
not holding breath here tho...
richard
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: neuspadrin on April 17, 2009, 12:42:16 pm
yeh that bummed me too.  maybe they are releasing the same ones as objs for us?
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: kleinm on April 17, 2009, 12:47:30 pm
i just had a look - they all come with the xfrog file.
should be poss. to export from xfrog tune also.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: Mohawk20 on April 18, 2009, 01:23:08 pm
I downloaded some that I liked, and converted them to obj. The complete sets that one would pay money for contain between 4 and 9 variations of one plant, mostly younger and older variants. These only have 3 out of 9 of those, but that's still 3 more than none  ;D

I'm in the process of converting these to tgo, mostly changing the specular setting, and applying opacity maps and bumpmaps, both are in the package, but I guess TG can't read tham correctly from the mtl, or Deep Exploration didn't write them in correctly...


As to the question:
Quote from: calico on April 17, 2009, 12:04:04 pm
Doesn't PoseRay do the same thing, Mohawk?  I haven't tried yet.


Poseray doesn't read .max files (only .3ds but that's an old format), and only poser and DAZ scenes natively. So for converting Max files, or XFrog or Maya format you need Deep Exploration, or the native software.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: Matt on April 21, 2009, 06:46:31 am
Hi Mohawk,

I think that legally you're only allowed to use those free plants within Autodesk products. You should check the license agreement to make sure.

Matt
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: buzzzzz1 on April 21, 2009, 11:23:04 am
Besides Tomorrow is Earth Day right?

This was posted in the Xfrog Yahoo Group on Apr. 20     So there must be something to it.

Quote: On Earth Day, we will release something very special in conjunction with Planetside Software, on our website.

Please stay tuned.

stewart mcsherry
xfrog inc | greenworks organic software
503 boccaccio ave
venice ca 90291
310 933 5949
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: arisdemos on April 21, 2009, 11:34:08 am
I received an email just 2 days ago from Xfrog, and it said that the release of the tgo goodies would be coming on "Earth Day," and that message certainly confirms my optimistic guestimate (Earlier on a PS forum thread) that the 22nd would be when things come down. Good tidings,....I hope.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: buzzzzz1 on April 21, 2009, 11:37:43 am
Quote from: arisdemos on April 21, 2009, 11:34:08 am
I received an email just 2 days ago from Xfrog, and it said that the release of the tgo goodies would be coming on "Earth Day," and that message certainly confirms my optimistic guestimate (Earlier on a PS forum thread) that the 22nd would be when things come down. Good tidings,....I hope.


Yeah, I received the same email.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: xfrog on April 21, 2009, 08:26:47 pm
Sorry to burst into this but those plants are licensed to Autodesk for 3ds max and maya users.  When you join seek.autodesk.com you have to agree to legal that excludes migrating them outside Autodesk products.   We also have a legal.txt inside each Autodesk zip mentioning the same, and copyrights are in-place inside the textures and xfrs and max and maya files.   <whew...>     you probably don't want to mess with those copyrights and restrictions as it isn't just me it's Autodesk as well.   

P.S. The Earth Day release, is not the same files.

-stewart mcsherry

Quote from: Mohawk20 on April 17, 2009, 11:59:52 am
Very interesting!
So if you own a compatible version of 3DsMax you can convert them to obj for Terragen.
Or if you have software like Deep Exploration (http://www.righthemisphere.com/products/dexp/), which allows you to convert almost every object format to another without needing to have the corresponding software.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: xfrog on April 21, 2009, 08:30:21 pm
Wise guestimate.

Earth Day seemed like a good pick for Planetside and greenworks/xfrog inc to make an announcement.

Thanks everyone for your patience.

Quote from: arisdemos on April 21, 2009, 11:34:08 am
I received an email just 2 days ago from Xfrog, and it said that the release of the tgo goodies would be coming on "Earth Day," and that message certainly confirms my optimistic guestimate (Earlier on a PS forum thread) that the 22nd would be when things come down. Good tidings,....I hope.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: Mohawk20 on April 22, 2009, 04:23:23 am
Quote from: xfrog on April 21, 2009, 08:26:47 pm
Sorry to burst into this but those plants are licensed to Autodesk for 3ds max and maya users.  When you join seek.autodesk.com you have to agree to legal that excludes migrating them outside Autodesk products.   We also have a legal.txt inside each Autodesk zip mentioning the same, and copyrights are in-place inside the textures and xfrs and max and maya files.   <whew...>     you probably don't want to mess with those copyrights and restrictions as it isn't just me it's Autodesk as well.   

P.S. The Earth Day release, is not the same files.

-stewart mcsherry

Quote from: Mohawk20 on April 17, 2009, 11:59:52 am
Very interesting!
So if you own a compatible version of 3DsMax you can convert them to obj for Terragen.
Or if you have software like Deep Exploration (http://www.righthemisphere.com/products/dexp/), which allows you to convert almost every object format to another without needing to have the corresponding software.



Ooops, I should read better before thinking.... :-[ :-X
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: Zylot on April 22, 2009, 12:23:06 pm
Is this gonna be like "end of march" again, where earth day is extended by an extra day?  Just wanna know if I'm gonna have two days to celebrate.
Title: Re: 100 -xfrog plants for free
Post by: Goms on April 22, 2009, 12:59:41 pm
Quote from: Zylot on April 22, 2009, 12:23:06 pm
Is this gonna be like "end of march" again, where earth day is extended by an extra day?  Just wanna know if I'm gonna have two days to celebrate.


It's written that, if ever anything regarding Terragen is published the announced date or time frame, the universe will end to exist.