For Generation: Frequency and Steps: Number, the exact value you enter will be set.
Example: If Generation: Frequency is 3, then 3 nodes will appear. If you then change the Step: Number to 3, you will get 3 steps on the spine with 3 nodes in each step.
Generation: Frequency and Steps: Number values are computed based on the length of the parent node.
Example: If Generation: Style is set to relative, this integer becomes a float and the actual number of nodes generated is computed based on the length of the parent. So, if both the Generation: Frequency and the Step: Number is set to 3, you will get 3 steps on the spine with 3 nodes in each step for the spine length value you have set. However, if the branch are shorter or longer, the node amount for Generation: Frequency and Step: Number may vary: fewer nodes for a short spine length and more nodes for a longer spine length.
Sets the number of nodes generated
Specifies how the local up axis aligns with the global up vector from the following options:
|None||Nodes have a random orientation.|
|Align||The first node in each step is centered vertically on its parent.|
|Center Align||Each step is re-aligned so the Sweep range is centered vertically on its parent.|
Note: If 'Steps' are disabled, the initial generation angle is centered vertically on the parent node instead.
Nodes can be balanced (equally spaced) radially by enabling this property.
Note: Changing the Generation: Frequency or Generation: Step: Number properties will result in positional shifting in order to maintain equal spacing.
The computed angle for each node is offset [+/-] between 0 and this amount.
Defines the arc around the parent node where nodes are eligible.
Note: Balance is applied after the sweep arc is defined.
Each node is rotated this absolute amount from its computed angle.
When enabled, nodes are grouped into lengthwise “steps” along the parent node. Balance, angle offset, and other properties will be applied per step.
Each step contains approximately (Generation: Frequency ÷ Generation: Step: Number) branches.
Determines the number of steps to distribute the computed frequency among.
Note: If Generation: Style is set to relative, the actual number of steps generated is computed based on the length of the parent node.
The maximum amount of lengthwise node spacing allowed from the center of each step to its extents.
The amount each step is rolled relative to the previous step.
The number of nodes from the Generation: Frequency value is created per step, rather than the frequency value being distributed among all the steps.
The “Shared” properties are common to all generation modes and are documented here.