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Point Clone for truespace 7.61

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The Point Clone script copies one or more objects to the vertex locations of a target object. The scale, rotation and location can all be randomized within a range specified by the user.

persistent base install required

This script comes pre-installed in the Unofficial trueSpace Updates - https://www.united3dartists.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=55

point clone forest

Installation:

  1. install the persistent base if not already installed
  2. drag the node into the link editor
  3. delete the node from the scene after install is complete

Panel Controls

point clone panel

orient

  1. to target - rotate clones to the same orientation as the target item z axis.
  2. maintain source - don't change the source items orientation.
  3. source relative - add target rotation to the source rotation
  4. point normal - align the source z axis to the point normals of the target. for curves aligns source down the path

Random Scale

  • Min and Max - sets XYZ values together
  • Min X, Min Y, Min Z - sets minimum scale values individually
  • Max X, Max Y, Max Z - sets maximum scale values individually
  • Uniform Scale - calculates Y and Z scale from the X scale values

Random Rotation

  • top spinners - sets roll, pitch and yaw values together, min goes negative while max goes positive
  • MinRoll, MinPitch, MinYaw - sets minimum rotation values individually
  • MaxRoll, MaxPitch, MaxYaw - sets maximum rotatioin values individually

Random Translation

  • top spinners - sets XYZ values together, min goes negative while max goes positive
  • MinX, MinY, MinZ - sets minimum translate values individually
  • MaxX, MaxY, MaxZ - sets maximum translation values individually

Start Clone - start the clone process using the selected nodes

Set Default Values - reset the controls

Usage:

  1. Push the button to open the panel
  2. set the desired options
  3. select one or more items to clone
  4. click the "Start Clone" button
  5. select the target item to receive the clones.

Notes:

  • The final group object is cleaner if the target is near the origin, because the group center is always at the origin.
  • If the target has no normals the orient to point normals won't work. Sphere primitives are created without normals.
  • If the source object has a pivot it will be used to control the center and the up direction of the clones.
  • Source object pivots must be flattened or they will be ignored.
  • If multiple source items are selected they will be randomly selected and cloned.
  • Point normal orientation does not align to the path for frozen curves
  • Use the curves LODin to control the density of curve points before cloning

May 2, 2019

  • Works with workspace curves
  • right click sets default values

February 24, 2018

  • persistent install v2 compatible
  • compatible with new batch installer

January 13, 2018

  • persistent install
  • status line update

November 30, 2012: automatic loader, unique button id, button index -1

December 18 2010
June 5, 2013