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OU9561

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Prevent the same object from being next to itself
« on: July 14, 2016, 06:27:38 PM »
I'm using Forest Pack to create a crowd of people in an exhibition, using 23 different people models. The problem I'm having, is that in some places I get 2, 3 or more of the same person next to each other. Is there anyway to tell FP to not put the same object near each other?
Is not particulary dense, so it shouldn't be a problem to find different persons to arrange. I tried playing with the random seed, but couldn't get good results...

Thanks a lot!

iCreateLtd

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Re: Prevent the same object from being next to itself
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 02:34:52 PM »
Save your scene first, just in case but maybe try converting the FP to a 'Custom Edit'.  This way, I think, your current positions should stay in place but you should be able to select an object and change the person to someone else in the  Tree Editor.

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Re: Prevent the same object from being next to itself
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 03:51:39 PM »
Oh, that's a good idea to change a few of them manually!
But I think that some kind of option like a falloff setting telling FP that it can't repeat an object X cm near the instance would be usefull for this kind of scenario right?

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Re: Prevent the same object from being next to itself
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 04:59:07 PM »
No, sorry. There is not such feature in Forest.
Some time ago we tried to implement it, but found several limitations and it was not possible.
Carlos Quintero
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