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JeffrySG
06-02-2009, 10:27 AM
I have a few hundred very small objects that I want to rest on the surface of an organic shaped object in the background. I thought there was a plugin that would do this. Right now all the small objects are in one layer and they will need to move in the X axis to rest against the surface of the background object.

Anyone know of a LScript that will do this? or possibly a UB Mac plugin?

Thanks!

JeffrySG
06-02-2009, 11:03 AM
I was able to use HardFX to get it pretty close and then just a little time doing some manual clean up. :)

twine
06-02-2009, 04:24 PM
Just for future reference Jeffry, there is a plugin that will clone one object onto other surface normals called clone plus. You can find it here http://www.artssphere.com/plugins.php
I find it very useful for rivets. Its an intuitive plugin with quite a few options.
If all your 'small' objects were identical then you might find this useful.

JeffrySG
06-02-2009, 05:26 PM
^Thanks! I'll check it out! :)