View Full Version : away from machine question (AFMQ): instancing demo vector?

09-06-2013, 10:34 AM
away from machine&lw question:

In the Instancing demo on the lightwave3d.com tutorial page, the presenter offsets the instance placement and explicitly says he wants a vector, so he makes a vector on the Y axis and applies to the instances.

But the instances offset along their placement location's normal, iow it's as if Y="along normal".

In my ignorance, this surprises me... is it the vector of the cloned object that gets changed? (I'd conceptualized the process as a point selected on the surface of the generator, but this demo seems to indicate that the displacement is applied to the object, separately for each instance... shoot, maybe I should watch closer.... )

Thanks for any clarification!