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Oscillator

The oscillator is a powerful multi-purpose module. You can simply use it to spread the nodes in infinite space according to a particular 3D axis, or animate and deform the point clouds and the forms to create organic wavy or blast effects.

Notice a second oscillator (Curves Oscillator Group) appears in the interface when the curved Lines or Tubes are selected. It provides the same functionalities and is dedicated to the animation of the curve’s tangents.
Oscillator Menu  
The module is powered by 3 distinct effects:

Wave -  a classic wave oscillator creating sinusoidal motion.
Random -  a sine wave oscillator with random values for each point, ideal for spreading and/or animating the nodes with unpredictable locations in a given range and axis.
Noise -  a gradient noise generator producing uniform oscillated surfaces.

Each effect has its special set of parameters based on the same principles:
The amplitude (in pixels) drives the effect in a single or multiple Axis with a negative, positive or in both Directions. The frequency of the oscillations is set by the Period or the OSC Sizes parameters. Finally, the OSC Evolution parameter changes and animates the phase of the effect.

Oscillator Axis
This menu affects the oscillation to a particular or multiple 3D axis and also provides a Radial option.
This option works well with spheres, circles, and radius-based forms. It creates a direction passing through a line, starting from the origin of the form and going towards a given node.

Oscillator Direction
Determines if the oscillation is Positive, Negative or around the origin (Spread) for a given or multiple axis.

Oscillator Destination
Sets the destination form(s) for the oscillator:
Start Form -  oscillator only affects the form defined in the Form Group.
End Form -  affects the auxiliary form defined in the Morph option of the Effects Group.

Skip Even Indices
This option bypasses the effect on the nodes with an even index in order to create interesting split forms or animations.

Notice that the option to skip, align and modulate characteristics or indices are also provided by other Groups. Combining these parameters allows you to change the visual aspect (modulate nodes size, add text to a limited set of nodes, connect nodes with symmetry).