The Variation parameter controls which of a set of predefined transformations are applied to Figure segments before they are rendered.

Values are floating-point numbers between 0.0 and 1.0 mapped to a total of 25 transformations (e.g. Invert, Flip, Transpose, Stretch, Reverse, etc).

New Variation
Click to try a new random value for the parameter.
Illustrates the level of randomness, although individual transformations can't be distinguished here.

There is little in the way of achieving a specific outcome, so this parameter is more of a heuristic "surprise me" feature intended to kick off new ideas. If you like a result however, you can do Parameter > Save To Figure to permanently apply the transformation to the Figure and clear the Variation parameter.


The parameter adds Output to the Parameter View to give visual feedback on its effect.


Drop any parameter with a curve-like shape. The form is preserved as far as possible and values are scaled into range.

Instead of drag and drop, you can also use copy and paste.

The parameter can be applied to the current Figure with the right-click menu or Parameter > Save To Figure, which will permanently alter the figure and clear the parameter when done.