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MQ4267

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volume scatter
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:11:57 PM »
is there an option to scatter in a volume?  like a box volume? or sphere?

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Re: volume scatter
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 03:58:23 PM »
Hi, there is not an option to scatter in a volume directly, but it can be done linking Forest to other scatter object. In this way:

1) Create a small plane, and use Max Compound Objects->Scatter, to scatter them in the volume.
2) Turn on Display->Hide Distribution Object, to hide the volume source and get only the scattered planes.
3) Create a FP object, and assign the Max scatter as a UV Surface. Also turn on the Surface->Auto checkbox.
4) Adjust the Distribution settings to get a single item by plane.

That's all. Now you can modify the Max scatter, and Forest will be updated automatically.

Carlos Quintero
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MQ4267

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Re: volume scatter
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 04:00:20 PM »
thats great thanks!