[?] Multi object picking

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[?] Multi object picking

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:44 am

How to pick multiple skater objects?

Is the workflow to group the skatter objects or individually pick each object?
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Re: [?] Multi object picking

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:50 am

Do you mean the groups/comps that will be scattered?
If so, you need to pick them individually.

If you mean picking the surfaces, it's better to keep them seperate. Because when generating insertion points, Skatter starts by generating them across the whole bounding box of the surface before projecting them on its geometry.
So if all your surfaces are grouped in one giant bounding box, it'll be slower than a bunch of smaller bounding boxes.

Does this answer your question?
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Re: [?] Multi object picking

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:53 am

I referring to object only

I would like to select (with the native select tool) all the objects I want to add to the skatter object list

If I'm adding 20+ objects to a skatter it is easier if i can pre-select them then add
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Re: [?] Multi object picking

Postby Pixero » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:09 pm

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Re: [?] Multi object picking

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:21 pm

skatter-trees.jpg


To give an example. Here I have 18 grass types, 12 dandelion types, 4 tree type.

That a lot of clicking when I know which object I want for each skatter definition.
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Re: [?] Multi object picking

Postby JQL » Tue May 05, 2015 10:59 am

I was going to post something similar as I hadn't read this one before.

I would also want to select using native selection or multiple selection and because I sometimes forget what was selected already through multiple clicking I tend to duplicate selected objects.

I've noticed the following:

- If I select double objects, both objects get listed wich should increase their probability. However as that can be assigned in the probability slider, I think Skatter should filter existing objects out of the list, so we have no duplicates.

- When I have duplicate objects on the list and erase one of them, the other seems not to be functional anymore. We aren't able, for instance, to increase it's probability;

- After this has happened, Skatter ceases working, and I can't select anymore object until I shut down SU.
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Re: [?] Multi object picking

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Tue May 05, 2015 12:40 pm

Thanks for the bug report.
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