Clone hundreds of trees


#1

Hi ppl i need to clone hundreds of trees in LW, i ned them radomly cloned and thought Powergons would be the answer, but there are no tuturial that would make me understand that :frowning:

Any Idea??


#2

I had the same problem some time ago… this tutorial can help you:

http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/modeling/powergons/index.html


#3

something strange append… strange for me… I had to use two different string to activate the powergons process in layout:

SelectByName albero:albero\rClone 1\rPosition \c\rRotation
\rParentItem \i\rCreateKey 0

and

SelectByName albero:albero\rClone 1\rPosition \c\rRotation
\rParentItem \i\rCreateKey 1


#4

Take a look at this videotutorial. Shows how you can use particles to do crowd animation. It will of corse work with non-animated objects as well (don’t make the particles move).

ftp://ftp.newtek.com//pub/LightWave/Tutorials/Vidz/FXlinker_small.mov


#5

Happy digital’s HD_instance probably sounds more like it.

http://www.happy-digital.com/hdinstance_docs/hd_instance.html


#6

HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance, HD Instance

That’s your solution - no doubt about it. How can I be so certain? - I’ve done a forest lined road - about four kilometers long - literally tens of thousands of trees, all with between 20 and 60K leaves.

HD Instance - THE best plugin for LW, IMO.

No, I am not connected in any way!

I am so looking forward to version 2 if it comes out - anyone know any news on that front?


#7

thanks for the Help…

CloneZ works well too :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Faulkermano has a neat Point_Clone_Extra v4 that’s very handy

jm


#9

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