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gaussianblur07
03-07-2010, 12:53 AM
Greetings Lightwavers,
Here's the dilly. I am creating a swarm of ladybugs for this project (not animated, just a still). I have tried the point clone tools in modeler and have tried particle emitters with the fx link tools in layout. I am very close but not quite there yet because my ladybugs are intersecting. What would be the best(and obviously quickest) solution to randomly clone the ladybugs without having any of them intersect? I really don't want to clone them and go in manually to tweak their positions because it's a lot of freakin' ladybugs ;)

SplineGod
03-07-2010, 01:45 AM
Use point clone plus.
Create a swarm of points.
Determine the max diameter of a lady bug.
Use the merge points tool but make sure to merge all points
within a certain distance that are less then the max diameter of the ladybugs.
You might also be able to achieve a similar result using particles with self interaction and a size set to the particles greater then the diameter of the ladybug and use fxlinker.
Using Hardfx might also work.

gaussianblur07
03-07-2010, 05:41 PM
:D Worked absolutely flawlessly!!!!!!! Splinegod you're a scholar and a gentlemen. Thanks very much!!!!!!!

SplineGod
03-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Great, glad it worked out :)