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Strange instanced geometry behaviour
DHawgood posted a topic in For technical questions3dsmax 2018 Growfx 1.9.9 SP5 Hi @Eduard, I wonder if you might kindly be of assistance?... or anyone else! I'm building a plant and have created a number of leaves that are to be attached as instanced geometry within my scene. They're behaving unexpectedly, and the results are random. It might work at some point, it might not, either way getting to the point of rendering the leaves correctly is proving quite difficult. I've attached a screen grab of the leaf on a basic Growfx plant, as well as a shot of the leaf as it should appear. I've looked through the forum as originally I thought it could be some kind of x-form issue, so have tried that, however I can't seem to stop the leaves looking like they're melting. Thanks!
Meta Mesh & Internal Profile
DHawgood posted a topic in For general questionsGrowfx v1.9.9 SP5 for 3dsMax 2018 Hi, I'm new to Growfx and just familiarizing myself with functionality. I'm building a detailed plant and wish to control the internal profile of the stalk so that it isn't simply cylindrical, and instead uses a custom shape. I'm aware of 'Affects' and have also experimented with Mesh Builder> Surface Displace Map, but neither seem to do what I need. I have attached an image of the stem I'm looking to replicate, along with a screen shot of my approach for controlling a cylindrical profile within 3dsmax, using a displace mod with gradient ramp. I assumed I might somehow use a similar method in Growfx, however it's not possible to control a gradient ramp in my version, only select it (a possible issue?... or I'm not doing something right?). If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated, it seems there must be a basic Growfx control I'm overlooking, or I'm not approaching this in the correct way. Thanks!