Hosts are objects on which the items will be scattered. They can be Surfaces, Curves or Points Sets.


A Surface is a group or component containing one or multiple faces.

When using distribution types Grid, Uniform and Random, items will be projected downwards on the Z axis. This means that if you have two overlapping faces in your surface object, only the top one will receive scattered items.


A Curve is a group or component containing one or multiple edges.

It is best to use welded SketchUp curves, like the ones created using the Arcs, Circle and Freehand tools. You can use extensions like Weld to weld edges together into curves. If the edges are not welded as curves, Skatter will try its best to keep the continuity between edges, but you may still get unexpected results.

When using distribution types Grid and Uniform, a curve is considered to have only one axis (X), which runs along the curve and follows its curvature.

Points Sets

A Points Set is not really an object, it is a set of points where items will be inserted.

To add or remove points from a Points Set, click on the Set in the list to highlight it. A "Pick pts" and "Erase pts" buttons will appear.

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