Transformations apply individual changes to each scattered instance, so that compositions look more realistic, as nothing is perfectly aligned in nature.
Random scale randomly scales items in the specified range from
Max. Values are percentages.
By default, the aspect Ratio is locked so that items are scaled uniformly on the three axes. But you can click the
icon to unlock the ratio to get different scaling on each axis.
Random translation translates scattered items away from their original insertion points. The distance is randomly defined within the specified range, from
Random rotation lets you randomly rotate scattered items in the specified range from
Maxalong each axis. The rotation is counter-clockwise and the values are in degrees.
90/180/270° Rotation randomly rotates items either 0°, 90°, 180° or 270°. This is very useful for randomizing tiles.
Horizontal Mirroring will randomly flip items along the X or Y axes, or both.
Vertical Mirroring will randomly flip items along the Z axis.
Make all your instances point to a target position. It's also possible to aim at the sun's position as defined by SketchUp, which can come in very handy for plants.
In this crowd, each character is an instance. They are configured to look towards the speaker on the stage.
Enable Look-at, then click on the Pick Point button and click on a position in the SketchUp viewport.
Pointingslider defines in which direction the Z axis of the scattered item is pointing. You can set the slider anywhere you want between pointing Up (actually, the projection axis) and pointing along the Normal.