Object Library

The page is a gallery of downloadable POV-Ray objects that have been created or converted for use in Forester. By default, the basic Forester download only contains one simple Pine Tree object. If you have created a Forester/POV-Ray object that you would like others to use, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Attributes

Object is very complex. Not suitable for multiple copies in a scene
Object is fairly complex. Only suitable for a small number of copies in a scene
Object is averagely complex. May be okay for a few dozen copies in a scene
Object is fairly simple. Suitable for hundreds of copies per scene
Object is very simple. Ideal for thousands of copies per scene

Object has a defintion for Spring scenes
Object has a defintion for Summer scenes
Object has a defintion for Autumn scenes
Object has a defintion for Winter scenes

Object has animation capabilities.

Instructions for Installing individual objects

  1. Exit Forester if it already running.
  2. Locate the Forester\Libraries\object_type where object_type is the folder that describe the type of the object that you are installing.
  3. Create a new folder inside this one. Give it the same name as the object.
  4. Extract all files in the archive into the folder.
  5. Start Forester. New object should now be available.

Zip of All Objects

I have created a zip which contains all of the objects in the Library (up to 14 November 2000). NOTE: You must use WinZip to extract this archive. Instructions are as follows:

  1. Exit Forester if it already running. Download the archive here (1,903Kb).
  2. Open the archive in WinZip
  3. Under the Actions menu select Extract (Shift-E)
  4. Ensure 'All Files' option is selected
  5. Ensure 'Overwrite existing files' is selected
  6. Ensure 'Use folder names' is selected
  7. Under 'Extract to' select the Forester\Libraries folder, eg: C:\Program Files\Forester\Libraries
  8. Click Extract
  9. Restart Forester

Object Library Follows:

NAME

PREVIEW
(click to download)

ATTRIBUTES

NOTES

Boat Jetty
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(1 kb)

Place Jetty at same height as Water Level, and sticking out of the terrain for best effect.

Church 01
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(9 kb)

English Village Church

Fern01
Stephen Dartnall
21 Feb 2000
(8 kb)

Fern02
Stephen Dartnall
21 Feb 2000
(8 kb)

Flower 01
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(2 kb)

Scatter the flowers liberally over the landscape.

Grave Cross
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(1 kb)

Use a uniform image map to position crosses in regular positions.

Grey Boulder
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000

Un-fix all rotation and size parameters to ensure that each boulder looks different.

Hot Air Balloon
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(123 kb)

Nice Hot Air Balloon object. Envelope graphic can be edited to suit.

Leafy Tree 01
Stephen Dartnall
16 Mar 2000
(128 kb)

A Weeping-Willow-like tree

Lighthouse 01
Stephen Dartnall
14 Nov 2000
(2 kb)


Animated light beam (this is not an actual light - just a emmisive media)

Log Cabin
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(2 kb)


Smoke animates out of chimney

Palm Tree 01
Stephen Dartnall
21 Feb 2000
(8 kb)

Pine Tree 01
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(397 kb)

Basic Pine Tree object that is included within the main Forester download file.

Pine Tree 02
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(398 kb)

More rounded branches, slighty blue in colour.

Pine Tree 03
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(361 kb)

Variation on Pine Tree 01 - fatter trunk. Brighter green.

Pine Tree 04
Stephen Dartnall
12 Feb 2000
(324 kb)

More branches around base.

Object Submission

If you have created a Forester-compatible POV-Ray object that you would like to make available for others to use, please e-mail it along with any relevant reference files (POV-Ray INC, graphics, etc) to foresterobjects@dartnall.co.uk and I will add the object to this page, along with full credits. Please note the following points:

- You agree that the object is entirely your own work, or that you have obtained permission from all other persons involved in the creation of the object, for it to be submitted to this site, and thereby released for public use.

- You agree to allow the object to be used and distributed freely in the public domain, for any use, commercial or non-commercial.

- You agree that I may alter/edit/rename the object as necessary to ensure that it is 100% compatible with Forester and the other objects in the library.

Please include your name, email address and description with the object. Also, please ZIP the files to reduce download size. Thanks.