Itoo Software Forum

Author Topic: Align Object Along Path  (Read 995 times)

UP1808

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
Align Object Along Path
« on: February 28, 2014, 12:41:09 PM »
Hi!
I've red in previous post (date 2012) that to align an object along a path only the Creation Tools-->Along Path is available, it doesn't allow a sort of random distance between an instance and the other, at the same time an open spline like distribution area allows it but doesn't allow align to path.

I wonder if in this new version or in the new release will be available the ability to scatter a geometry along a path, align to it, and have a random distance accordly with the distribution map.

Thanks in advance.

Ps
In my particualar case I need to scatter along a long long road geometry, a lot of cars.
I suppose I will scatter a dummy object with Creation Tools-->Along Path, with an external script I will select randomly some of them and then with the Creation Tools-->Reference Object I wiil place the cars.

UP1808

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
Re: Align Object Along Path
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 12:47:51 PM »
Ehm.. it's possible to export  distributed instances in separated editable objects?

iToo

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3158
    • iToo Software
Re: Align Object Along Path
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 01:25:02 PM »
Once scattered the items with Creation Tools, you can apply a random translation using the Transform rollout, but the displacement is added to X/Y coordinates, not following the path.

I'm afraid this is a too specific feature for Forest. In this case i would suggest to use RailClone, which is more suited for this task.

Quote
Ehm.. it's possible to export  distributed instances in separated editable objects?

Yes, using Forest Tools.
Carlos Quintero
iToo Software