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Retroid
03-13-2004, 08:11 AM
Hi folks, I was just wondering if there is any way of making clones of an object that match the direction of the surface normal of another object.

For example making a sphere then cloning a seed pod item to each normal so that each clone is facing in the right direction like a dandelion head.

Hope that makes sense:)

Thanks in advance

digimassa
03-13-2004, 09:18 AM
:cool:
HD_Instance does the job

Retroid
03-13-2004, 01:29 PM
Thanks but are there any non commercial plugins available?

cagey5
03-13-2004, 01:33 PM
Nut may do the job for you. Search for it on Flay.

cagey5
03-14-2004, 01:18 AM
Here's a couple of images showing the effect of Nut. The first shows the setup with the required shape to be applied in the background.

cagey5
03-14-2004, 01:19 AM
And this is the final result, one click later.

Retroid
03-14-2004, 04:05 AM
Thanks very much. That could be exactly what I need:D

pauland
03-14-2004, 04:44 AM
That is one cool plugin. Wish I'd heard about that before!

Paul