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polyScatter -- Spread objects across a surface 1.0.0 for Maya (maya script)

The script focuses on scattering objects without any unnecessary cluttering or unwanted holes.

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Last Modified:09/27/2016
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Feature Request

including shape keys

Submitted by:vjmag vjmag
Hi I'm trying to scatter a mesh which includes shape keys. It would be amazing if your tool would copy the mesh with the shape key information so i could afterwards animate to growth of each of my scattered plants. or is there any other solution to scatter growing objects? thanks, marc

Comments on this feature request:

  • i clemens

    i clemens said over 8 years ago:

    Hi Marc, you could probably easily modify the script so that in the last step not only simple copies are made of the object but that it also duplicates the animation as well. Should only be a command change. Like when you duplicate with input connections. Ingo
  • vjmag

    vjmag said over 8 years ago:

    Hi Ingo Thanks for the tipp: I edited line 570: from: string $copy[] = `duplicate -rr $mesh`; to: string $copy[] = `duplicate -rr -ic $mesh`; This worked! Another solution would be to export the animated plant as .fbx and import into new scene, then scatter it.

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