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Support => Terragen Support => Topic started by: Kevin F on January 16, 2013, 03:41:38 pm

Title: extra populator controls
Post by: Kevin F on January 16, 2013, 03:41:38 pm
Question for Matt:
When populating objects you can select the min and max size values in the Object Scale tab. But this always seems to produce more  larger objects than small ones. Would it be possible to choose the percentage of each size or size range?
Title: Re: extra populator controls
Post by: Matt on January 17, 2013, 12:38:50 am
Hi Kevin,

It's an illusion caused by the larger objects taking up more space than the smaller ones. So, even though the distribution of sizes is completely even, most of the space is occupied by large objects. In many cases it would be better to have more small objects than large, especially for rocks, and this is something I've been thinking about. Maybe I can add a bias control for a future version.

Matt
Title: Re: extra populator controls
Post by: Kevin F on January 17, 2013, 04:09:23 am
Cheers Matt!
Title: Re: extra populator controls
Post by: Tangled-Universe on January 17, 2013, 06:08:47 am
A bias control would be a nice idea :)
Title: Re: extra populator controls
Post by: jaf on January 17, 2013, 02:08:14 pm
I'm thinking a work-around for now would be using two populations of the same object -- one with the smaller versions and another the larger, so you could have individual control?
Title: Re: extra populator controls
Post by: Kevin F on January 17, 2013, 04:15:50 pm
Quote from: jaf on January 17, 2013, 02:08:14 pm
I'm thinking a work-around for now would be using two populations of the same object -- one with the smaller versions and another the larger, so you could have individual control?


Yeah, but unless you use some sort of mask, you can't control
objects overlaying each other without collision detection.