Rotator

A rotator object produces duplicates or instances of its first sub object by rotating and/or translating the copies into regular rows and circles. If the second parameter object is one dimensional (a NURBS curve), the result is a sequence of objects. If the second sub object is two dimensional mesh, the result is an array of objects.

Spiral stairs created by a 1D rotator system
A sphere wave created by a 2D rotator system

The following set of controls is available. The 'U direction' controls are applied for all kind of parameters. The V direction controls become relevant when the 2nd parameter is two dimensional. Both sets of controls work in a similar way.

Copy Method: The object duplicates can be either real objects or instances. Instancing saves some memory especially when the sample object is complex.

Angle: Defines how much a new duplicate is rotated from the previous duplicate around the current parameter object evaluation position.

Total Angle: The same as the previous one, but expressed as the total rotation for all duplicates.

Translation: Defines how much a new duplicate is moved along the 2nd parameter U/V dimension. The amount is measured in parameter space i.e. value 1 corresponds to full parameter length.

Total Translation: Amount of total translation from the sample object to the last copy/instance.

Count: Controls the amount of resulting objects (or object rows/columns in 2D case).