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ralphr

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Reference Objects Problem
« on: May 09, 2016, 11:20:25 AM »
I am currently trying to make use of the tree editor to place geometry on the center faces of an object. My FP has the geometry I want to scatter but when I click on the "Select Objects" button to pull up the "Create Items in Objects Positions" list it is empty. It just shows me the layers in my scene. Now I am not quite sure if I am missing a step so any help would be appreciated. (Using FP 5.0.5)

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Ralph

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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 12:34:28 PM »
What type of object do you want to use as target ?
The "Select Objects" list should show any object with a standard mesh, or which can be converted to mesh. Please, check if your object meets that requirement.
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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 12:38:33 PM »
I am just trying it with a simple plane right now to understand the functionality. The plane has around 10-15 segments. Tried as editable poly and mesh.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016, 12:40:09 PM by ralphr »

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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 01:08:50 PM »
If it doesn't work, please upload the plane and we'll check it.
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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 01:17:05 PM »
Can I send the scene via email?

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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 01:19:00 PM »
Yes. Please see this post for instructions to send us files.
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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 01:41:08 PM »
Thanks for the scene. As shown in the screenshot, the selector works fine here, displaying the three objects.

Forest uses a standard "Selector by Name" dialog from Max. Please, double check you have not filters that are limiting the display (the buttons on the top toolbar).
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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 01:44:11 PM »
Oh god, I didn't even think about the filters. Somehow they were all disabled.
Big thanks for the help Carlos.

Edit: Follow up question now that I can select my object it seems that (same file) it creates two instances per face center. Is there anything I have to change to keep it at one object per center?
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016, 01:49:39 PM by ralphr »

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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 01:56:05 PM »
No Problem. Glad i could help out.

Please note this tool uses basic mesh faces (triangles), not polygonal faces as Editable Poly does. In your case, each quad face has two trianglular faces.
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Re: Reference Objects Problem
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 01:58:00 PM »
Good to know! Now everything is cleared up. :) Thanks again.