Question about using push apart effector to avoid clone intersections
Posted: 14 September 2018 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Let’s say I have bunch of cubes randomly distributed on a surface on sphere. The cloner in surface mode give me exactly that.

Now I don’t want the clones to intersect with each other. So I tried using the push apart effector. This doesn’t give me the result I want because now the pushed clones don’t lie on sphere anymore.

How do I get the push apart effector to constrain the clones to the underlying sphere’s surface.

Is this possible? Or am I doing something wrong?

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Posted: 14 September 2018 01:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi zulu85,

The simplest way to do this is to just “overpopulate” the surface and set the Push-Apart to Hide. What is left what you are after.

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Posted: 15 September 2018 12:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Very nifty hack. Thanks Dr. Sassi!

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Posted: 15 September 2018 01:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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You’re very welcome, zulu85, thanks for the nice feedback.

Enjoy your project

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