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  06 June 2013
Carbon Scatter

Does anybody have much experience of this, and whether its stable on the Mac OSX versions of Cinema 4D?

I have the excellent SurfaceSpread, but the added functions within CS appeal, despite its questionable eon/vue heritage

Experience either way gratefully received!


12 core Mac Pro / 2x Mac Pro 8-core ATI5770 / ATI4870
MacBookPro i7 2.66Ghz

  06 June 2013
I tried the trial version and had C4D crash on me when trying to render panoramas.

Not sure if they fixed it in a new version, never checked I just had my belly full with 'eon-software' over past experiences. :s

Why not install the trial version and see what happens?
  06 June 2013
My experience with E-on's software is that it will always break in new releases of the host application. Then you need to wait for the next version of E-on's software which can take a long time. With Cinema 4D r15 around the corner I think this would be inviting problems. Personally I think sticking with Surface Spread is a better option. Is there anything you particularly need that Carbon Scatter can do that Surface Spread can't?

KromeKat not sure if you picked up Paul's Dem Earth - ????
It may be worth pointing out that Carbon Scatter does not see Dem Earth geometry unless you make it editable first. I use Paint on Surface which has been very good for this.

Last edited by bbuxton : 06 June 2013 at 03:06 PM.
  06 June 2013
I'm away from my office at the moment, but I plan to download the plugin demo to my desktop when I return, I just wanted to hear of any others experiences - especially since it's eon, and Vue was always problematic.

I think the overall appeal is the full ecosystems functionality, which was always something that I thought was great in Vue (when I had it working).
The random/variation in the objects forms is another advantage, as well as the access to a huge library of plants.

re- DEM Earth - I'd planned to pick it up whilst it was on offer, but unfortunately missed the boat, but thanks for the tip


12 core Mac Pro / 2x Mac Pro 8-core ATI5770 / ATI4870
MacBookPro i7 2.66Ghz

  06 June 2013
I purchased Carbon Scatter before it was available for C4D.
Having dealt with e-on in the past, I know it was a risk. Have since then upgraded to Carbon Scatter 2 and the botanica module (in order to "edit" plants and generate variations). This for an ongoing personal project ... which unfortunately takes a few years in the making, and only is worked on during cold winter periods.
To be honest, I haven't much used Carbon Scatter, except for minor plant population, but the large library of plants for me is a plus. I am not saying I would recommend it over Surface Spread ... after all, it's e-on we're talking about, but I have been positively surprised by the end result. I'm glad I purchased it (at the reduced introduction price back then).
  06 June 2013
i know some of our users use carbon scatter with success and like it much. i used it a bit and seemed ok mostly.

also good is surface spread p.e
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  06 June 2013
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