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genmode_absolute_steps [2017/05/04 15:34]
sechrest
genmode_absolute_steps [2017/05/04 16:08] (current)
meredith
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 ====== Absolute Steps ====== ====== Absolute Steps ======
-The Absolute Steps mode generates a fixed number of groups (or steps) for each parent. ​ Steps are generated at regular intervals such that the specified number fits between "​Shared:​First"​ and "​Shared:​Last".+The Absolute Steps mode generates a fixed number of groups (or steps) for each parent. ​ Steps are generated at regular intervals such that the specified number fits between "​Shared:​First"​ and "​Shared:​Last."
  
 >​**Note:​** [[genmode_interval|"​Interval"​]] mode is almost always a better choice than "​Absolute Steps" mode. >​**Note:​** [[genmode_interval|"​Interval"​]] mode is almost always a better choice than "​Absolute Steps" mode.
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 ==Spread== ==Spread==
-Use this value to apply a random up or down offset to the nodes in each step.  A value of 0.0 means each node in the group are placed at the same position along the parent. A value of 1.0 means each node might spread out as far as the next or previous step.+Use this value to apply a random up or down offset to the nodes in each step.  A value of 0.0 means each node in the group is placed at the same position along the parent. A value of 1.0 means each node might spread out as far as the next or previous step.
  
 ==Roll== ==Roll==
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 Each node is rotated this absolute amount from its initially computed angle. Each node is rotated this absolute amount from its initially computed angle.
  
-== Align style ==+== Align Style ==
 When "​Align"​ is enabled, generated nodes attempt to roll their initial orientation skyward as much as they can, according to the following options: When "​Align"​ is enabled, generated nodes attempt to roll their initial orientation skyward as much as they can, according to the following options:
  
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 ==== Shared ==== ==== Shared ====
 The "​Shared"​ properties are common to all generation modes and are documented [[generation_properties#​Shared|here]]. The "​Shared"​ properties are common to all generation modes and are documented [[generation_properties#​Shared|here]].
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