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read from csv file and loop through list

Question asked by shakespace on Nov 8, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2017 by shakespace

I'm looking to populate my scene by runtime generating points and assign them with tree objects. A sample tree data looks like this:

 

Here is my first try. 

 

HEIGHT=57.17676
Init-->

scatter(surface, 20, gaussian) { TREE }
scatter(surface, 10, gaussian) { TREE }
scatter(surface, 10, gaussian) { TREE }

 

 

TREE -->
alignScopeToAxes(y)
s(0,HEIGHT,0)
i(getAssetPath)
center(xz)
Tree.

 

getAssetPath = ( "assets/Plants/QuakingAspen/QuakingAspen_Model_0.obj" )

 

So as a first step, I would want to have a set of lists (species, height, number of trees etc.), so that my TREE function and scatter function can loop through all of them, unlike above, where I manually type in each entry. Because I have thousands of entries like this. 

 

And the ultimate goal is to directly read the csv file. I went through 3D vegetation with lumenRT rules, https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=0fd3bbe496c14844968011332f9f39b7, and seems they just typed in all the species name, height, etc to the cga files, so I have no idea how to do this. 

 

Any help with the following two steps is much appreciated!

 

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