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Questions regarding control inputs of layout generator device

Started by Vision4Next, August 25, 2015, 09:17:19 am

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Vision4Next

I didn't find any information so far, but I wonder, how the control inputs of the layout device work.

I know I need a number, so I drive the input with a parameter device.

- I have no idea what Strength Method is for.
- Quality takes numbers from 0 to 3 and refers to Precision vs Speed settings
- Breakup Enable is a toggle. 0 is off, 1 is on.
- I didn't find the reference to Shape Breakup. Every time I set a value there, the fractal breakup changes to zero.
- The same happens with Shape Frequency. Everytime I set a value, the breakup scale changes to zero as well.
- Shape Roughness corresponds with the roughness value (1 to 6)
- I have no idea what Background Value is for.

Is there a documentation about that somewhere? Can someone enlighten me?  :lol:
Thanks

Vision4Next

In general, I wonder if there is any information regarding these inputs on top of the devices available. Also for other devices.

Stephen

Hi there,

The top inputs correspond to the parameters you can set in the device's GUI; they are intended/most useful for when you are building macros and need to allow parameters inside the macro to be set from the outside.

I would simply set these values through the GUI unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise!
-- Stephen Schmitt
- Creator of World Machine

Vision4Next

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your reply. In case of the layout device some inputs correspond to the values that can be set inside (see first post). Others are not obvious for me.
I really like world machine and it's flexibility and I most probably will end up writing macros as well. So some of the entries might be useful.

I also started a detailed documentation that I'd like to share here when it reaches a certain quality level.

Thanks for providing this software

best regards
Walter

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