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distribute on a plane
show user profile  GreenFlag
I am in a big shit..

This is the how it looks now : http://postimg.org/image/x7xj702xr/

I have to create asap ice bergs on a plane, I prepared 125 pieces by fracturing a box.
But now I need to distribute the whole thing:

Scatter wont work with more than 1 piece.
I tried to align along Z but mmh.. :-/
I was thinking maybe a kind of particle system with deflector but wont work because there are 125 different pieces, and could be a little overkill and time consuming.

Any idea?
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7/1/2015 10:03:55 PM (last edit: 7/1/2015 10:03:55 PM)
show user profile  GreenFlag
maybe some kind of script?
I googled but couldnt find really like that
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7/1/2015 10:05:16 PM (last edit: 7/1/2015 10:05:16 PM)
show user profile  threedee
try this tutorial by Neil Blevins ---
http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/pflow_scatter/pflow_scatter.htm

It uses Pflow and has an actual scene to use. Just switch out his objects with yours.
I used this a couple of times and it works not too bad.

gar
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7/2/2015 9:17:47 PM (last edit: 7/2/2015 9:17:47 PM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
Select all the objects and then run this simple snippet of Maxscript:

for i in $ do ( i.pos = [random min max, random min max, z] )

You obviously need to insert fitting values for min, max and z.
It's not ideal but it's certainly quick and easy.
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7/2/2015 11:04:14 PM (last edit: 7/2/2015 11:04:14 PM)
show user profile  GreenFlag
Hi!
thanks for the answers! it was urgent so I had to do it all per hand, difficult to create a random scene actually.
But I will need to do it again some times so good, I will try your tips,
thanks :)
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7/3/2015 10:15:50 AM (last edit: 7/3/2015 10:15:50 AM)
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