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    Registered User mijaba's Avatar
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    Question about LW Instancing

    I want an object to instance onto the points of another object-- but I want those instance's centers to be the reference's pivot, not it's center. You can't use instance type "points" in conjunction with type "Item (Pivot)"-- it's either/or-- not both.
    The points of the instancing object are where I want the instances to occur, but the pivot of the instanced object is how I want them centered on those points.
    How can this issue be resolved without manually offsetting the placement (which seems far less accurate)?
    Any assistance in the matter would be appreciated.

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    Why dont you change the pivot point of the object you want to instance?, depending on how you have created the object in the first place the pivot point is place differently, you should edit your pivot point in modeler, if you hit f2 that will center the object at
    modeler origin and that will also center the pivot point.
    The pivot tool is located under the layers tab and in the pivot menu.

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    the problem with that is there are multiple objects all getting instanced on the same "point array"-- they are built off a single reference object (an angled ground object) but are different sizes. If I center their pivots individually, they will all misalign.

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    the "base object" is a yard for a house. it is built of the negative Z and Y. The "center point" I want is world 0,0,0, that way all the subsequent objects will fit in their place.

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    I've tried nodes to force the pivot to 0,0,0 but I have no idea how

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    I can do this with DPInstancer-- it has an option for how you want the instanced objects oriented to the place on the instance.

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    cancel that! I figured it all out! I was mistaken the WHOLE TIME!!!
    Don't ya hate it when that happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mijaba View Post
    cancel that! I figured it all out! I was mistaken the WHOLE TIME!!!
    Don't ya hate it when that happens?
    through mistakes we can learn other ways and the right ways, glad you sorted it out ..cause I didn´t have the passion to test it.
    But please do share what you were doing wrong..and right if youré up to it.

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