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I want to joggle the positions of a lot of symbols that are on a grid. I've seen randomize scripts in the past but searching has come up dry. Does anyone have a script that will at least randomize a rectangular or square grid?

 

Ultimately I hope to randomize symbols on a radial grid - see encl, but that may be a script to far.

 

The case is an experimental acoustic planting based on sonic crystal theory.

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Randomize grid of symbols.vwx

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@unearthedHi, you can do this with Marionette but i notice you have 2012 and i cant export back that far.

This script randomizes symbols within a polygon. You can scale and set the percentage of density of the planting also.

There are 2 d symbols also so you can randomize any symbol you need.

HTH

 

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Randomize trees.vwx

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Hi Alan, The Marionette looks amazing. Are you saying there is also a script that will work in 2012 just for doing 2D random arrangements?

 

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@unearthedhi,

2018 attached. When you are happy with the layout you can explode the block of trees so you wont accidentally change the layout. Keep a copy of the object as a backup

To change the polygon right click the trees and edit control geometry. Either change it or draw a new one and delete the old.

 

Randomize trees v2018.vwx

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Thank you very much Alan, the Melbourne 'branch' will have a look at it, I have 2012 and Nicola has 2018

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