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Macker

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Feature suggestion/improvement
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:50:13 AM »
Hi all,

I'd like to suggest a slight tweak/improvement (obviously not being a programmer I have no idea how easy/difficult this will be to achieve) with the distribution/Diversity clusters.

As it stands they currently produce a soft/sinuous/random arrangement which most of the time is just fine, but I've had several planting schemes that have been quite linear/regular in shape; would it be possible to make the diversity clusters do this? Perhaps with a different type of noise? Voronoi? Ideally I'd like a slider that goes from "curvy" to "linear"!

Kind regards,
Chris

Paul Roberts

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Re: Feature suggestion/improvement
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 01:04:46 PM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for this suggestion, we agree that it would be a useful improvement. It's added to our list.

In the meantime, you might find you can get similar results using Match Color ID on Map mode which allows you to use custom coloured cluster maps that match the colour IDs you set in the Geometry Rollout. It should be possible to use procedural maps for this purpose too, including Substances if that's something you have access to.

Of course, that's not as easy as using a built-in method, but until we update FP, maybe it can help.

All the best

Paul.
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