Random curves on a surface.

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values, Surface Paneling- Jul 29, 2015 No Comments

                    This is an advanced tutorial in Para 3d which demonstrate the usage of logic , test and condition controllers. Image courtesy of Philip Michael Brown Download the Paraflow from here.

Get same random value for all items in one dimension

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision, Random values- Oct 14, 2013 No Comments

Random controller provides an extensive interface to generating random values in Para 3d. However the challenge is how to use same random value for all members in a same dimension. This video is an example of using variable override controller to control the behavior of random controller.

Select random value from a given list

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values- Apr 08, 2013 No Comments

Random controller generates random values in range of [min,max]. for example in range of 1 to 20 you can expect numbers line 2.45123 and 10. Now what if you want to pick a value which you defined previously in a random manner. let’s say you have a list of scalar values like {2,5,10,20} and only […]

Randomizing thickness in surface paneling

Posted in: Random values, Surface Paneling- May 23, 2012 2 Comments

In this video you learn how to use random controller within surface controller to change the thickness of panels. Also you learn how to control the random values while using random controller on multiple properties/controllers. For more information on random controller see also : Random pattern and noise effect in animation

Bird’s nest Stadium

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision, In Action!, Random values- May 17, 2012 No Comments

This video explains use of PARA 3d to create a fully parametric concept model of bird’s nest stadium. You can control all aspects of geometry and create multiple variations in less than one second! PART I Introduction PART II Creating the base object in 3ds MAX PART III Generating pattern using Para 3d

Randomizing surface divisions

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values, Surface Paneling- Apr 23, 2012 2 Comments

This is an advanced tutorial in using PARA 3d to create noise effect in the divisions made by a surface controller. Before practice this tutorial you need to check the previous video to find out how to make the adaptive component which you can see at the beginning of this video. click here to go […]

Creating noise effect in magnetic field.

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values- Apr 22, 2012 No Comments

By adding random controller in offset channel of the Magnet controller you can create noise effect in magnetic field.

Randomized pattern and noise effect in animation

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values- Apr 15, 2012 No Comments

Random controller can generate both Fresh and Repetitive random values. Watch this video to find out how to use the random controller to create a random pattern and how to generates (or avoid generating) random values during animation using key frame maker utility.

Control the parameter by chance

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values- Mar 04, 2012 2 Comments

This video shows that random controller can produce Boolean values (TRUE-FALSE) by chance. You can make decision based on the result of the random controller. This process is similar to coin flipping.

Randomizing location of items along the curve.

Posted in: All Tutorials, Curve subdivision, Random values- Apr 06, 2011 No Comments

PARA 3D in its new interface allows users to combine different controllers to achieve more complex result. The example below shows that you can randomize the Local Offset value of the curve controller by assigning a random controller to its property.