I often need to have multiple arrangements of scattered objects. I’d really like to define an arrangement once and copy it to different locations in the scene rather than re-creating it in each location. In essence, I want to use a Skatter render-scene as the scattered object in a new Skatter render-scene.
For example, I made a lot of money recently - billions of dollars in fact. I used Skatter to construct a nice stack of $1bn in $100 bills. I wanted to create many of these stacks. It would have been useful to use the base arrangement (the $1bn stack) as the scattered object in a new arrangement.
Cant this already be done in a way. I remember a SU tut which makes bushes using a skatter object as base.
I believe this one
If you make a single object. I believe you can then skatter it. Its been a while since ive dont this one.
though. I did make a scene, ill check if i still have this and see if this indeed has sub models. I belive thats what you’re after rigth?
You can duplicate the group/component created with skatter with right click, then rightclick again and choose duplicatie skatter. That should work, you also would need to copy the base, so perhaps group/component them into 1. I cant really recall how i done this part.
Well we have the option duplicate skatter group. But it will jump back to the original group. Thats a bit tedious but a logical step. Of that part could be fixed making alterations could be faster i guess.
Its the same when you loose a group or base, you cant fix it. We get a error message and than bamm gone are all your settings.
Yes that would be great, because this happened a couple times to me. There is no way to fix this error warning now. The same as a skatter object is lost, if we would be able to point a new host or skatter object. This would fix that very nice. This would also mean that duplicating a skatter setup/group would be much easier.
I think it will be a step forward to this sub-skatter setting method i think.