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  1. Hi, I am not sure how to explain this well, so apologies in advance. I have this basic cactus generator, there are clusters of thorns, at their base the thorns intersect with each other, which I currently don't mind, because I will solve or hide that later.. However I don't want the tips of the thorns to intersect with the tips of thorns from other clusters, as this is easily observed. Is there a way to place each thorn or cluster of thorns after the other and check if there are any intersections, after a new cluster has been placed and if yes rotate and maybe scale the intersecting thorn(s) until there are no more intersection? Like that cycle through all the clusters? I know my scene might not be set up well to do that.. Would that be expensive to calculate and/or difficult to implement? I attached the hip file, and an illustration to clarify what I mean: base_cactus.hiplc
  2. Hey magicians, I'm trying to model this cactus (crassula kimnachii) So far I have modeled a petal, bended, duplicated and transform in a foreach with metadata iteration for the scale and a sweep curveu to control the profile: My question is, I have the bend at the beginning of the node tree, and I need to access the bend scale on the foreach, to use with the iteration so is closed on the top and opened at the bottom. The bend got its own capture region so im having a hard time to play with this on the foreach, this is the way to go? or there's another alternative to make it closed on the top and opening on the bottom? Another test I did is using a curly curve (line with couple controls in vex), where I plugged the curly on the foreach and controls the opening with the metadata iteration: Any thoughts to approach this? Thanks!
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