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#1 Strob

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

Hi,

Is there a way to propagate direction to children?

Let's say I have a radial direction I apply to 50% of my branches, but I want all the children of this 50% branche to inherit the direction from their parents.

i want to model this thing:

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You can see some of its branches are twisted and other are straight but when a branch is curled, all the child branches are curled too.

#2 Eduard

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

I think that your model can be created without such an propagate direction :)
See my example:

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Max file: Attached File  TwistedBranches_1.max   80K   29 downloads

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#3 Strob

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

But In your example, 100% of the arms get twisted... Maybe it was not obvious in my phot, but this creature has sometims only some arms that get twaisted.

the following picture is better:
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And when one branch gets twisted all the children below are also twisted in a ball.

How can I do that?

Would be great to have a feature letting us select particular branches (with a kind of selection set) and get them modified by the direction modifier of our choice.

I cheated it by creating some extra twisted branches but I would have like to create the real thing.

#4 Eduard

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

Yes, it can be done by adding an extra twisted branches.
Ok, we'll think how to implement your suggestion, but it's a difficult task...

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