Applying the Rules to Generate a 3D Model
After writing the rule file and assigning it to a shape, the generation of the 3D models can be started and eventually viewed in the 3D Viewport. Several ways exist to trigger the generation. The first step is always to select one or several start shapes. This can be done either in the Scene view or in the 3D Viewport:
After shapes are selected
- a generation can be triggered via the toolbar button Generate (Ctrl+G) and
- a new random seed can be set via Update Seed (Ctrl+Shift+G).
This will also re-generate the selected model if it was generated prior. If the rules contain probabilistic elements such as stochastic rules or functions such as rand(), the generated models will look different.
The two generate functions are also available via the mainmenu. In addition, provides a way to re-generate all prior generated models without the need to select them first.
An ongoing generation process can be canceled using the cancel button
- in the progress tab or
- in the status line.
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