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  • Adding single nodes in node edit mode?

    Hi there,

    so with node editing we have the ability to remove/delete unwanted branches, leaves, etc. Is it possible to do the opposite, and add a node onto a parent? I often find that I'd like to add just one or two branches to a specific parent branch. Is there an easy way to do this without adding a generator?

    Thanks for reading!

  • #2
    Hello,

    You can move the branches that are there, or randomize the placement with the generation random seed. To directly answer your question, though, there is no way to say "make a new procedural branch here".

    However, hand drawing makes it easy to add new branches, though that will make a new generator for the hand drawn parts (automatically). Just hold the space bar and draw from the parent.

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    • #3
      Hi Greg,

      yep, I’ve been using the various placement methods extensively. It’s a terrific method to really nail a specific look for a tree. It’s just that when certain branches inherit too few children, the option to add some without cluttering up the generator network would be very welcome.
      I haven’t really made use of the hand drawing features, but I’ll have to try and see how they’ll suit my needs.

      Thank you for the reply.

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      • #4
        Not sure if this helps but if you select the parent in node editing mode you can edit the "Number of children" property in the "Common" group to add extra children. You'll have to node edit them into position (and probably many of their properties) but at least they'll be made.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael Sechrest View Post
          Not sure if this helps but if you select the parent in node editing mode you can edit the "Number of children" property in the "Common" group to add extra children. You'll have to node edit them into position (and probably many of their properties) but at least they'll be made.
          Hi Michael, thanks for chiming in. That's actually a very good suggestion. I hadn't realised that was possible and I think this may very well suffice most of the time. It does remind me of a related question.
          What happens to node edits when you tweak a parameter on it's parent node? I suppose the node edits could potentially be lost? Are there any particular things to watch out for in this scenario?

          Cheers!

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