GrowFX 2.0 User Manual

Creating and the main parameters

You can create GrowFX within the panel Create > Geometry > Exlevel > GrowFX2.

On the Create panel, click Geometry, choose Exlevel from the list and then click GrowFX2 button.

Drag in a viewport to set the center and size of the GrowFX icon.


GrowFX icon:

Abouts rollout

Here you can see the GrowFX version and also set your own copyright for your model.


Created by group

Set your own copyright

Click this to open the copyright settings:


Copyright text

The copyright text to be displayed in the Abouts rollout.

Website Url

URL of your website (optional).

Password

Set a password here to prevent others from changing your copyright. To change the copyright, you need to enter the same password that you set the first time.

Lock the Node Graph

When on, the node graph will be blocked, and no one will be able to view and edit the nodes of your model.

Remove copyright

Click on this button to remove your copyright. This will also require you to enter a password.

Save

Click this to save your copyright.


An example:

Main parameters rollout

Presets group

Allows you to open and save a model as a GrowFX file (.gfx).

[path name]

Displays the full path name of the *.gfx file.

Node Editor...

Opens the Node Editor window for this GrowFX object.

Icon Size

GrowFX object icon size.

Seed

Specifies a randomization value.

New

Randomly generates a new seed value.

Manual update

When on, the GrowFX object is not updated until you click the Update button.

Update

Updates the GrowFX object.


Viewport display group

These settings can be used to set up the modes to display paths in Viewport.

Lines

Activates "paths as lines" display mode in the Viewport.

Meshes

Activates the Mesh display mode in the Viewport.

H

Activates Highlighted paths mode. If the Lines mode is also active, the selected path nodes will be highlighted with the color specified in Highlighted lines color, in the Preference Parameters rollout, the other paths will be displayed in gray. If the Meshes mode is active, the selected path nodes will be additionally displayed as lines.


Progress bar dialog

During the generation paths or meshes, the dialog with progress bar along with a Cancel button will appear after three seconds.

Click the Cancel button to cancel the generation process. The progress bar does not always show the calculation timing correctly. Clicking the Cancel button will stop the process, and automatically turn on the Manual update on the Main parameters rollout, for the generation process are not started again.

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