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iCreateLtd

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Using face centres of object
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:36:48 AM »
Hi. 

I'm creating a stadium.  I'm using FP to distribute characters.

For the seats, I  have the top faces of where the character sits (just squares)

I've set distribution to Reference.

I've selected the seats object

I've set it to face centres

It's assigning 2 characters per face/object.

For clarity, I'm using a cube for this image



How can I tell it to assign just 1 character.

The seats object is an editable poly.  It's not triangulated.

There are only 4 vertices per face (seat)

Any ideas?

Thanks

Rokas

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Re: Using face centres of object
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 10:59:42 AM »
Hi

Thanks for question. Forest Pack distributes items per face(Center of 3 verteces), not per polygon. Every Quad polygon has two triangle faces.

Hope this explains how ForestPack works.
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iCreateLtd

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Re: Using face centres of object
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 12:13:27 PM »
Hi. 

Thanks for the reply. 

Can you think of any way I can get around this?

Thanks again

Rokas

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Re: Using face centres of object
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 01:14:33 PM »
Hi. you can explode current mesh to separate objects:
convert to mesh explode to objects:

Recenter pivots

Then Clone and align a new "triangle face" with clone and align tool:


Hope this helps
Rokas
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