OOF2: The Manual
Average Energy (AverageEnergy) — Accept the change, if any, that improves the average energy the most.
- alpha controls the relative importance of element shape and homogeneity. alpha=0 emphasizes shape and ignores homogeneity. alpha=1 emphasizes homogeneity and ignores shape. Type: A real number in the range [0, 1].
Element is modified or a
Node is moved, it affects its
Elements, causing changes in their effective element energy.
criterion is applied to a SkeletonModifier, OOF2 accepts a
modification only if it lowers the average effective energy of all
of the affected
Elements. If more than one modification is being
the one that lowers the energy the most is accepted.
This node move will lower the total homogeneity
energy by 0.13 but it will elevate the total shape
energy by 0.46. If homogeneity
energy and shape
energy are to be equally considered (α = 0.5), the move
will not be accepted by the
criterion -- it increases the overall energy level. The move
becomes possible only if α is greater than 0.8.