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Arboretum Volume 01

Product: Arboretum Volume 1
Product Code: ca_sc013b
DAZ Original: No
Vendor: HowieFarkes
Released: December 1, 2008

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Product Information

  • Required Products: Carrara 3D Express, Carrara 6.2, Carrara 6.2 Pro

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Installation Notes

  1. The installer will ask for a location to install Arboretum 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 “Arboretum Volume 1” was installed in your file system
  2. Locate the following folder inside the install folder:
    • Data:Plants:Howie's Horticulture<br />
  3. Copy the “Howie's Horticulture” 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

  1. Navigate to where “Arboretum Volume 1” was installed in your file system
  2. Locate the following folder inside the install folder:
    • Presets:Plants:Howie's Horticulture<br />
  3. Copy the “Howie's Horticulture” 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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Using the Content

Where to find your new Presets

Tree Presets

There are twentyone (21) tree presets included in the Arboretum Volume 1 package. They are:

  1. Paper Birch Sapling (Betula papyrifera)
  2. Paper Birch Young (Betula papyrifera)
  3. Paper Birch Mature (Betula papyrifera)
  4. American Elm Sapling (Ulmus americana)
  5. American Elm Young (Ulmus americana)
  6. American Elm Mature (Ulmus americana)
  7. Pin Oak Sapling (Fagus grandifolia)
  8. Pin Oak Young (Fagus grandifolia)
  9. Pin Oak Mature (Fagus grandifolia)
  10. Sugar Maple Sapling (Acer saccharum)
  11. Sugar Maple Young (Acer saccharum)
  12. Sugar Maple Mature (Acer saccharum)
  13. Swamp Maple Sapling (Acer rubrum)
  14. Swamp Maple Young (Acer rubrum)
  15. Swamp Maple Mature (Acer rubrum)
  16. Sweet Gum Sapling (Liquidambar styraciflua)
  17. Sweet Gum Young (Liquidambar styraciflua)
  18. Sweet Gum Mature (Liquidambar styraciflua)
  19. Tulip Tree Sapling (Liriodendrom tulipifera)
  20. Tulip Tree Young (Liriodendrom tulipifera)
  21. Tulip Tree Mature (Liriodendrom tulipifera)

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 Howie's Horticulture:Arboretum Vol 01 from the Plant Scene Wizard. Here you will find the 21 preset trees from the Volume 1 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 seven leaf presets included in the Arboretum Volume 1 package. They are:

  1. Birch Leaf
  2. Elm Leaf
  3. Pin Oak Lead
  4. Sugar Maple Leaf
  5. Swamp Maple Lead
  6. Sweet Gum Leaf
  7. 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 Howie's Horticulture:Arboretum Vol 01 from the Leaf Scene Wizard. Here you will find the seven preset leaves from the Volume 1 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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