With the freeware LISP utility CADstudio Scatter you can randomly scatter selected, regularly placed objects - e.g. from ARRAY, DIVIDE, MEASURE, etc. You can achieve more natural look of your projects by nudging such objects by small, random displacements.
The application allows to choose displacements in 2D, in 3D or in a single axis only (e.g. only in Z), circular (random direction), along a selected curve (moves only on the curve), or perpendicular to a selected curve. The specified distance is the maximum allowed displacement (linear or normal/gaussian distribution). Associative arrays need to be exploded first.
Since version 1.2 you can also use random rotation with a given max. angle (2D or 3D). Version 1.3 adds normal distribution (Gauss) and circular nudge. Version 1.4 adds optional random scaling (1/X-X).
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