# Classic

Classic mode exists to support legacy models. It should not be used on current models. Favor Interval, Phyllotaxy, and Bifurcation instead.

### Style

##### Absolute

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.
##### Relative

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 floating point value 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 branches 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.
##### Frequency

Sets the number of nodes generated

#### Orientation

##### Alignment

Specifies how the local up axis aligns with the global up vector from the following options:

None Nodes have a random orientation. The first node in each step is centered vertically on its parent. 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.
##### Balanced

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.
##### Offset

The computed angle for each node is offset [+/-] between 0 and this amount.

##### Sweep

Defines the arc around the parent node where nodes are eligible.

Note: Balance is applied after the “Sweep” arc is defined.
##### Roll

Each node is rotated this absolute amount from its computed angle.

#### Steps

##### Enabled

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.

##### Number

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.

##### Roll

The amount each step is rolled relative to the previous step.

##### Per Step Frequency

The number of nodes from the Generation: Frequency value is created per step, rather than the frequency value being distributed among all the steps.

### Shared

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