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 Shape Control is a feature of the [[branch_generator|Branch Generator]] that lets you quickly confine your tree within a shape that is anchored somewhere in the tree's hierarchy. ​ Shape Control is a feature of the [[branch_generator|Branch Generator]] that lets you quickly confine your tree within a shape that is anchored somewhere in the tree's hierarchy. ​
  
-Shape control serves as an alternative to using a [[mesh_forces|Mesh Force]] to create a tree shape, but has the additional ​benefits ​of being able to control the distribution of branches as they fill the shape.+Shape control serves as an alternative to using a [[mesh_forces|Mesh Force]] to create a tree shape, but offers ​the additional ​benefit ​of being able to control the distribution of branches as they fill the shape.
  
  
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 =====Distribution===== =====Distribution=====
-Once enabled, shape control will override the length settings on any affected branches to fit within the correct shape. The total "​length"​ is divided among the branches that will follow. You can affect this with the The "Shape Control:​Distribution"​ property. For example, sliding distribution to the right will create longer lengths in the first set of branches and shorter ones in the last set.+Once enabled, shape control will override the length settings on any affected branches to fit within the correct shape. The total "​length"​ is divided among the branches that will follow. You can affect this with the "Shape Control:​Distribution"​ property. For example, sliding distribution to the right will create longer lengths in the first set of branches and shorter ones in the last set.
  
-> **Note**: All of your edits for branch distribution are done in the generator in which you have started shape control+> **Note**: All of your edits for branch distribution are done in the generator in which you have started shape control.
  
 Sometimes shape control can result in some errant branches extending in directions you don't want. [[branch_generator#​prune|Pruning]],​ especially "​down"​ pruning on most trees, can be very helpful to get rid of these to clean up the shape of the tree. See below. Sometimes shape control can result in some errant branches extending in directions you don't want. [[branch_generator#​prune|Pruning]],​ especially "​down"​ pruning on most trees, can be very helpful to get rid of these to clean up the shape of the tree. See below.