This script helps place multiple copies of an object in a circular or elliptical shape. Some uses might be to help place the panels of a skirt or beads of a necklace.
Natalia Zelmanov has written an excellent tutorial on using the script to create skirts
Each object faces "outwards" in the ellipse. Further, the objects can optionally be made to flare outwards (i.e., panels of a skirt that hang straight down vs. poofing outwards).
- chose an object to use and name it "Object"
- drag the "Object" from your inventory into the contents of the prim containing the LoopRez script
- click on the prim containing the LoopRez script
- watch it generate an ellipse with multiple copies of your object
- the object to be used
- the number of copies of the object in the completed ellipse
- the radius of the ellipse along the X-axis (front-to-back)
- the radius of the ellipse along the Y-axis (side-to-side)
- the angle that each panel flares outwards
- introducing a "bend" to the ellipse, to form a saddle shape that might be helpful for necklaces
- correcting the initial rotation of the object
- adjusting the location where the ellipse of objects will be rezzed
Have fun! Please let me know if you find the script helpful (I'd love to see pics of any designs that benefited from the script), or if you have any suggestions.
Please post any comments or suggestions you might have:
Incidentally, LoopRez is a fairly bare-bones script. I'm also working on a rather more involved version, which is much more interactive and flexible in what it can do. It's more fun to play with as well, watching the skirt panels zip around, rotate, and even morph, in response to voice commands.