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Pixelpark

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Density and scale controlled by map
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:09:05 AM »
Hi. I'm trying to create an even distribution on a surface where the density and the scale of the instances change following a map.
Let me explain: in the attached pictures you'll see a full map distribution, with a certain unit density, and a gradient radial map applied on the transform/scale in order to make the boxes smaller in the center of the surface.
What I'm searching for is a way to gradually increase the density toward the center of the surface in order to fill the entire area with the cubes. I mean: where I have small cubes I need a denser distribution, where I have bigger cubes I need a less dense distribution. The final goal is to have the entire surface covered with cubes in a regular distribution (no gaps at all), and the boxes must be small in the center and big at the edges.
Is it possible? Anyone have some suggestions?
Thanks to everyone
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Rokas

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Re: Density and scale controlled by map
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 11:25:16 AM »
Hi
From Your description it seems like geometrically impossible pattern.
I attach You our best attempts (Full credits to Paul)

Note:
It uses RailClone rather than ForestPack.



Hope this helps.
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Pixelpark

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Re: Density and scale controlled by map
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 12:25:42 PM »
Hi Rokas.
What I see in your pics is exactly what I would. Unfortunately I don't have railclone...
One question: with railclone is it possible to scatter cubes like those on a complex surface with noise and other deformations on it? I mean, the scattered geometry remain stitch to a surface, like a terrain, even with railclone, right?
Thanks anyway for your suggestion.
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Rokas

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Re: Density and scale controlled by map
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 02:41:12 PM »
Yes RailClone can adapt to surfaces:
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