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Multi-Object Mode


WHAT IS A MULTI-OBJECT?
Obj files are one file, but the geometry inside the file can be multiple pieces that can be “exploded” in Element with the Multi-Object settings. To set up a model to be able to be used with the Multi-Object settings, the model must be pre-separated or pre-fractured in full 3D application and exported as an obj before being able to be separated with Element.
 

OTHER USES

Text and mask extrusions can be used with the Multi-Object function.
 

Size
Determines the size of all separate pieces.

Rotation
Rotates the individual pieces.

Random Rotation
Randomly Rotates each piece.

Displace
Uses the relative position of surrounding objects in a specific space direction to determine how to space them out in all directions. 

Displace XYZ
Uses the relative position of surrounding objects in a specific space direction to determine how to space them out on a specific axis. If there are no separate pieces in a row on an axis, it will not displace because it has no other pieces to relatively space out from.

Scatter
This will randomly disperse the pieces in all directions.

Scatter XYZ
Randomly disperses the pieces on a specific axis. 

Position Noise
Creates some additional randomization with the Evolution, Amount, and Scale options.

Random Seed
Creates a new randomly generated scenario.
 


 
Element 3D Introduction Video
• Overview of features (particle arrays, multi objects, etc)
• Use for visual effects
• Take a look at fully textured models

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