GrowFX 2.0 User Manual

Deviation direction node

This modifier allows to deflect the trunk in the direction opposite to the growth of branches at the points where they appear.

Use All Distributors

When on, all child distributors are used. In other words, all child branches are used that deviate the directions of the current pathlines.

Referenced Distributors

The right connector allows to connect the Distributors nodes for child pathlines. This is available if Use All Distributors is off.

By connecting distributors nodes to this connector, you can specify which child branches will be used to deviate the current pathlines.

Angle from child vector

When on, the angle of deviation will be the same as the angle between the child branch and the parent at the point of its appearance. If this option is off, the user can set the Angle of direction deviation.


Sets the angle of deviation.


Minimum distance to the existing points required to insert new points on the path. If the distance between the position of a new branch and the nearest path point is less that the value of this parameter, the nearest path point shifts to this position. This allows the user to avoid little values of the step while building a mesh, which in its turn allows you to avoid artifacts on the cylinder mesh. Usually this value can be set to be equal to 1/3 of the path step. In case of big values of this parameter, the calculated value will be reduced to 1/3 of the step.

Separate SmGroups

When on, this will separate smoothing groups of the surface in bending place. This means that polygons coming after the bend will have a different smoothing group than polygons coming before the bend. Used for the Cylinder mesh or Leaves mesh only.

The right connectors allows to connect the Curve node to control the values of the corresponding parameters along the pathlines.

An example:

How to use the Referenced Distributors

Here you can see how to connect Referenced Distributors to the child Distributors nodes: