scatter

hi...
i've been trying to make max work like generative components...sort of...
i extruded a box and gave a taper modifier to it...then created a sun.
and with wire parameters connected the extrude and taper ammount to the solar time.
next i used the scatter tool and distributed the box in a plane in every vertex, i also applied a wave modifier to the plane and connected that value to the sun again..
the sun moves so does the wave values of the plane and the extrude and taper values of the box....
the problem is that since the scatter tool does not have a 4 point or polygon distribution....the box component does not adapt to the new configuration of the plane....
any ideas????