Sets how many straight segments the
Beam is made up of.
This value can be any integer greater than 0. The default value is 10.
Beam Segments and curvature
Rather than being a perfect curve, a beam is made up of straight segments. The more segments, the higher the resoloution of the curve. See the image below for a demonstration of this:
For more information on how a
Beam is configured to curve, see the page for
Beam Segments with Color and Transparency
Beam/Transparency properties require a certain number of segments to display correctly. This is because each segment can only show a transition between two colors or transparencies. Therefore a
Beam requires at least n-1 segments to display correctly, where n is the number of keypoint associated with the
Creating a Beam From Scratch
This code sample demonstrates how a
Beam effect can be created from scratch by creating a
Beam, setting all of its properties and configuring it’s
Attachments. See below for an image of the final result: