– Using Steps you can control the resolution of the spirals.
– You can obtain interesting shapes at low values as shown in this example:
– Second example, higher values of Steps:
– Randomly changes the amplitude of the spirals.
– The amplitude of the spirals is calculated as a percentage of the Amplitude value.
– Randomize Amplitude=0 : All spirals of the same size (no variation).
– Randomize Amplitude=1 : The size of the spirals can change from 0 to the value set in Amplitude.
– In this example you can see two parents, each one with two children. See how this parameter affects a simulation.
– Note: as you can see the spirals sometimes flip their direction. In some scenarios you can avoid this unwanted effect by changing the Axis parameter. So pay attention if you are going to render a simulation.
– With this option you can assign to the children some kind of rotation.
– In these examples I rendered only one child (the blue one) with his parent (the orange one).
– Nothing: No rotation
– Curl: Children grow in a spiral around the parent hairs (similar to Twist).
– Radial: Children form around a wave on a side of the parent hair (similar to Twist)
– Wave: Children form a wave passing through the parent hair.
– Braid: Children braid themselves in the shape of a “8”.
– Spiral: Generates a spiral at the end of each hair.