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Forest Drive

Product: Forest Drive
Product Code: ca_sc029b
DAZ Original: No
Vendor: HowieFarkes (Store | Website)
Released: Dec 22, 2009

Product Information

  • Required Products: Carrara 3D Express, Carrara 6.2.1, Carrara 6.2.1 Pro

Forest Drive is the ninth scene released from the Harpwood County series. Products in the Harpwood County series include:

  1. Country Lane (released June 3, 2008)
  2. Secret Lake (released June 24, 2008)
  3. Stoney Creek (released August 11, 2008)
  4. Country Lane - Hedgerow (released September 16, 2008)
  5. Maple Meadows (released November 15, 2008)
  6. Secret Lake - Seasons (released January 15, 2009)
  7. Stoney Creek Beechdale (released June 29, 2009)
  8. Stoney Creek Sprucevale (released August 4, 2009)
  9. Forest Drive (released December 22, 2009)

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Installation Notes

  1. The installer will ask for a location to install Forest Drive into. On Windows systems the correct place to install into is the Carrara application directory - typically C:\Program Files\DAZ\Carrara. On Macintosh systems you can install into any folder but will need to follow the Manual Installation Instructions below.
  2. If you are using render nodes in a render farm you will need to install the leaf files into the Plants Data folder of each render node. Please follow the first section of the Manual Installation Instructions below - Installing the Leaves.

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Manual Installation Instructions

<div style="border: 1px solid black; background-color: #FFFFAA; padding: 10px; width: 60%; margin-bottom: 10px;">The following manual installation instructions are only needed if the installer is unable to automatically install the presets into the correct locations.</div>

Installing the Leaves

– VERY IMPORTANT - DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP – - install the leaf files into Carrara's Data folder. Do this before attempting to open any other file included with this package. The trees in this package use custom leaf objects and not installing them into the correct folder will result in Carrara substituting the default leaf in their place. Should you be using Carrara render nodes for network rendering you will also be required to install the leaves into each node. To install the leaves:

  1. Navigate to where “Forest Drive” was installed in your file system
  2. Locate the following folder inside the install folder:
    • Data:Plants:Forest Drive <br />
  3. Copy the “Forest Drive” folder and all its contents into Carrara's Plants Data folder (to find this folder see instructions below)

Locating the Plants Data Folder - Windows

The Plants Data folder for Carrara on Windows systems is located within the Carrara application folder. It therefore is typically located at the following path:

  • C:\Program Files\DAZ\Carrara 6 Pro\Data\Plants\

Locating the Plants Data Folder - Macintosh

The Plants Data folder for Carrara on Macintosh systems is located within the Carrara application package.

  1. Locate and navigate to your Carrara application file - usually located at:
    • Macintosh HD:Applications:Carrara 6 Pro
  2. Right-click on the Carrara application icon and select the menu item titled “Show Package Contents”. This should open a new Finder window containing a folder named “Content”
  3. Navigate through this folder to get to the Plants folder located at:
    • Content:MacOS:Data:Plants

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Installing the Trees Presets

This is an optional step for those wanting to use the trees included in this package in their own landscapes.

  1. Navigate to where “Forest Drive” was installed in your file system
  2. Locate the following folder inside the install folder:
    • Presets:Plants:Forest Drive<br />
  3. Copy the “Forest Drive” folder and all its contents into Carrara's Plants Presets folder (to find this folder see instructions below)

Locating the Plants Presets Folder - Windows

The Plants Presets folder for Carrara on Windows systems is located within the Carrara application folder. It therefore is typically located at the following path:

  • C:\Program Files\DAZ\Carrara 6 Pro\Presets\Plants\

Locating the Plants Presets Folder - Macintosh

The Plants Presets folder for Carrara on Macintosh systems is located within the Carrara application package.

  1. Locate and navigate to your Carrara application file - usually located at:
    • Macintosh HD:Applications:Carrara 6 Pro
  2. Right-click on the Carrara application icon and select the menu item titled “Show Package Contents”. This should open a new Finder window containing a folder named “Content”
  3. Navigate through this folder to get to the Plants folder located at:
    • Content:MacOS:Presets:Plants

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Installing the Scene Preset

This is an optional step for those wanting to have Forest Drive included as a preset in Carrara's Scene Wizard.

  1. Navigate to where “Forest Drive” was installed in your file system
  2. Locate the following folder inside the install folder:
    • Scenes:Forest Drive<br />
  3. Copy the “Forest Drive” folder and all its contents into Carrara's Scenes Presets folder (to find this folder see instructions below)

Locating the Scenes Presets Folder - Windows

The Scenes Presets folder for Carrara on Windows systems is located within the Carrara application folder. It therefore is typically located at the following path:

  • C:\Program Files\DAZ\Carrara 6 Pro\Scenes\

Locating the Scenes Presets Folder - Macintosh

The Scenes Presets folder for Carrara on Macintosh systems is located within the Carrara application package.

  1. Locate and navigate to your Carrara application file - usually located at:
    • Macintosh HD:Applications:Carrara 6 Pro
  2. Right-click on the Carrara application icon and select the menu item titled “Show Package Contents”. This should open a new Finder window containing a folder named “Content”
  3. Navigate through this folder to get to the Scenes folder located at:
    • Content:MacOS:Scenes

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Using the Scene and Content

Where to find your new Presets

Forest Drive Scene Preset

The Forest Drive scene is installed into the Scenes Presets folder of Carrara. To access the new scene select “Open Preset…” from the File menu to open the Scene Wizard.

Now you can choose Forest Drive from the Scene Wizard.

Finally, select the Forest Drive Scene and press the “OK” button to open the scene.

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Tree Presets

There are six tree presets included in the Forest Drive package. They are:

  1. Sugar Maple Sapling
  2. Swamp Maple Sapling
  3. Swamp Maple
  4. Tulip Tree Sapling
  5. Tulip Tree Young
  6. Tulip Tree

The Tree presets are installed into the Plants Presets folder of Carrara. To access the new trees select “Plant” from the Insert menu.

Next, choose “Preset: Load” to launch the Plant Scene Wizard.

Now you can choose Forest Drive from the Plant Scene Wizard. Here you will find the four preset trees from the Forest Drive package. Select a tree then press the “OK” button to load the preset.

Finally, choose “OK” when prompted to import the tree's shader.

Your fully editable tree should be loaded now.

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Leaf Presets

There are three leaf presets included in the Forest Drive package. They are:

  1. Sugar Maple Leaf
  2. Swamp Maple Leaf
  3. Tulip Tree Leaf

The Leaf presets are installed into the Data folder of Carrara. To access the new leaves select “Plant” from the Insert menu.

Select the “Leaf” tab.

Next, click the “Choose a leaf” button to launch the Plant Scene Wizard.

Now you can choose Forest Drive from the Leaf Scene Wizard. Here you will find the three preset leaves from the Forest Drive package. Select a leaf then press the “OK” button to load the preset.

Finally, choose “OK” when prompted to import the leaf's shader.

Your tree should be adorned with the new leaf now.

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Camera Positions

There are siz included camera locations saved within the scene file. Using these pre-saved positions allows you to quickly navigate to some locations within the scene specially chosen for their appeal and composition.

Access to these camera positions is via the Camera menu at the top-left corner of the 3D View. The image below highlights their location.

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Resources

There are some alternative textures for the street sign available from HowieFarkes's website. They can be obtained from the downloads page.

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Support

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