Scatter 🌱 - The Scattering Tool of blender 2.8

it will be even less user friendly than it is now. let’s face it.
assuming that a dedicated particle node for scattering will be made (and not the current motion graphic particle editor that will be ready for 2.82-83) users will have the need to know every parameters and set them + mixing them in the right order.

totally overkill just for scattering around some nature assets.
it will be even more slower and complex than before + will take more space :sweat_smile:

I’m not talking about addon, I’m talking about possibilites. The one i mentioned - right now you can’t access and modify every single particle except for the hair info node - which is only for materials.
With node based particle system you will actually have access to it. So you’ll be able, for example, make particles bigger with the distance from object. Or change them to other ones. Change their resolution, textures, colors, everything.

Okay guys, now the biome Manager will export your biomes in a blend with only the desired objects, nothing else. Great memory boost !

almost second beta wave coming soon. send me PM if interrested.


Second beta wave will come as soon as i have a confirmation that the Biome manager will work on Mac/Linux. :slight_smile:


I will now focus on getting some biomes ready for launch day.

a01 a03 a04 a05 d06 d07 z02 z08

to do list:

  • get some cool biomes AIO and layer ready for launch day
  • incoprore a renaming system.
  • fix bugs and change small things by beta user request
  • Write manual with gifs
  • Write a cool blender market page
  • Try to make the buzz on twitter again just before launch day
  • Publicity on blender nation ect…

Thanks for adding me into second beta test . I created a Plane of 500m size and made it as target. Instead of importing i appended two trees. When I click Scatter after selecting those two trees, all the trees are scattered only around the cursor. The scatter is not based on the selected Simple children Preset.

.Am I doing it right?

They are not around the cursor, they are in the center of the plane. :slight_smile:
blender does when the scattering is distributed based on an empty vgroup (weird blender behavior).

and the vgroup is empty because you toggled “Distribute on an empty vgroup” option in the security feature :slight_smile: (this feature is meant for weight painting)

by the way scattering on a 500x500m planes will give you maybe too much particles that you will be able to handle, be careful with that.


Awsome addon and also Luxcore’s Geopattern is on it way


You are right, blender is not responding. Will try with smaller plane. Is there any workaround to scatter on larger planes?

Hello, How can I get or buy the latest version? Thanks for this amazing addon!

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coming soon :slight_smile: ± a week

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This looks like it is going to be a killer add-on, if you don’t mind I have some questions :
1- Is it going to be free or commercial ?
2- Regarding the technique for the grass you made what did you mean by using the cluster map to distribute clusters ? does every color in the cluster map resemble a particle system with one of the various grass objects in the other image ? if so, doesn’t this mean that -unlike your render- the area with the widely spread grass should have very few grass, right ?

Sorry if I am not clear enough, wish you luck with the add-on !

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not it’s a commercial addon , there’s going to be an addon then a substantial library of biomes.

basically i meant that the “packs” of grass need to be distributed with a noise texture

Here’s a scene I made using this addon:

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Great! Really looking forward to buy this one. I have been following all along. @BD3D I tested the available versions on this thread but couldn’t check out the version after 1.14v2 I sent a tweet message to you as well but seems like your queue full with your beta testers. Please send me the link when this product is out to buy, I have also bookmarked this page anyway :slight_smile: to checkout the updates. waiting desperately for this.

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@BD3D, Thanks for sharing the V20,

90 turn is not working now, It was working on the previous versions.
I tried reopening the file, imported the same grass mesh again but couldn’t get it to work.

Hi Again,
The 90 rotation button works if I apply the rotation of the object.

Hi :slight_smile:

If your object xyz rotation is on -90 already there’s no need to do it again :slight_smile:

If you are not familiar with blender particles system then this tool may be confusing to some.

Quick Test with scatter beta 02.

It took 10 GB to render.
Unable to paint on imported obj file. so created a procedural texture to distribute the trees.
Ground texture done procedural


whoah nice render !!!

few questions :

Unable to paint on imported obj file.

why so ?

10 GB

this seems not normal, did you use a lot of microdisplacement ? why thisvram count is so high for a simple scene like that ?