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tcoursey
10-15-2013, 09:35 AM
I seem to remember a method of spraying points onto a background layer. Was this another product, possible plugin... Anyone know if this is possible in native LW or what I might have seen this in?

Thanks for any input...

tcoursey
10-15-2013, 09:38 AM
Heatshrink does a pretty fine job at one axis...That's what I'm looking for now but I know I've seen something somewhere...not sure if it was LW or another product...

prometheus
10-15-2013, 09:52 AM
Not nativly, but...
Maybe the spray BkgPoints that is within the truart modeling pack...
http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/TrueArt%20Modeling%20Pack
http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/SprayBgPoints

Michael

tcoursey
10-15-2013, 09:56 AM
Not nativly, but...
Maybe the spray BkgPoints that is within the truart modeling pack...
http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/TrueArt%20Modeling%20Pack
http://www2.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/SprayBgPoints

Michael

oh yes, I remember looking through those plugins! Have you ever used any...good stuff?

Sensei
10-15-2013, 03:39 PM
Newer version of SprayBgPoints allow making 1-point polygons from sprayed points and have Minimum Spacing parameters.
So user can give them Part name and Surface (it's in SprayBgPoints interactive UI).
You can then use Parts To Layers (another tool from TrueArt's Modeling Pack)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-wXoQm5ZMA
to separate them, so points are in different layers.
Then it's easy to use these clouds to have instances of different things and thanks to Minimum Spacing they don't overlap and are nicely spread on ground.

lertola2
10-15-2013, 06:43 PM
You can also use Solid Drill to drill points onto your object. Put two point polygons in a background layer and use the core option to get the points where they intersect the geometry.


http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=117676&d=1381884025

3DGFXStudios
10-16-2013, 09:29 AM
The good old BGConform can do something like heatshrink but than in 3d. You only have to subdivide your model a lot because it snaps to the background points.

jwiede
10-16-2013, 11:51 AM
oh yes, I remember looking through those plugins! Have you ever used any...good stuff?

Excellent stuff, easily worth the investment if you do any serious (or even hilarious) modeling in LW.

(This was my 3000th post, can't decide if that's good or bad)