Woodlands is a set of ready-to-use preset scenes as well as a complete outdoor scene construction kit. It includes 42 full scene presets, which offer various options and styles to choose from, depending upon your needs. Whether you're looking to build your own forested path, starting with the base scene and its full 3D lighting and environmental controls then adding preset blocks of wooded nature, such as an individual plant, tree or deadwood or maybe a scene that has already been put together, so all you have to do is to bring in your characters and render, this kit was designed to meet those needs.
Woodlands was also designed to show alternate methods for building full scenes on your own. The kit includes presets designed to help you to make 360-degree background maps for use in many new scenes to come, with immediate 3D rendering of the entire background, no matter the camera angle. As an added bonus, an animated backdrop scene is included, along with the moving camera that works with it, to help show how to make those as well.
For a detailed walk through of the product, watch this screen capture video tour of Woodlands:
Woodlands begins from a base of a central primary terrain surrounding the center of the scene and provides a complete environmental controls setup. These controls include helpful cameras, light rigs, a cloud rig and brief instructions in the Carrara interface for each. There are two more distant terrains to choose from - which determines how far you can see to the horizon. Each of the terrains works with any of the three full terrain shaders, which range from a basic procedural shader to leafy forest bottom mapped with beautiful built-in bump and highlights. A stream runs in, towards and then past the scene's center using a replicated ocean primitive, which is already set up to follow the wind for animated shots. Beyond all of that, you get to choose from using a Realistic Sky preset or one that has a map loaded into its background feature, which uses a spherical image rendered from scenes made using this kit!
Instructions, both video and written, help to explain how to save resources while creating fully realized and complex scenes using the kit. You'll enjoy using and/or building with this kit for many, many years to come!
This video explains building a new scene from the base scene, utilizing DAZ 3D's Palenque Ruins as the centerpiece: