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Bifurcation

Bifurcation mode generates nodes on the curves/bends of the parent branch. In the image to the right, all of the branches attached to the main branch use this generation mode. So do each of their children. Placing nodes at the natural junctions of the parent branch simulates branches splitting, or bifurcation.

Use this mode to automatically place nodes in the best places to produce organic structures. This mode is prevalent in large broadleaf models.

Each of this generation mode's properties are described below.

Threshold

Specifies how much the parent has to bend before the bend point is eligible for a child node.

Spacing

This values represents the minimum spacing between child nodes. This feature means not every bend will get a child if it is too close to another bend.

Balance

This property balances the placement of nodes so that they are evenly generated around the spine. A value of '0' means no balance, and a value of '1.0' means completely balanced.

Align

When enabled, all generated nodes are placed in a plane as parallel to the ground as it can.

Shared

The “Shared” properties are common to all generation modes and are documented here.