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Object spreading methods

This article demonstrates five methods to spread objects in maya


To activate geometryPaint, go Modify>Script Paint Tool options. On the Setup panel, type "geometryPaint" into the "Tool Setup Cmd" text field. Then the other text fields will be entered, and the Geometry Paint Settings window will appear. Type the name of the gemometry you want to spread in the "Geometry" text field. Then select the surface and paint on. Lets tweak parameters! For instance, check the "Align" box to have the objects to be spreaded according to surface normals. Or to randomly scale the objects size, check all scale axis. To work easier, setup the paint tool before.

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