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Richard Birket

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ForestPro or Railclone for modelled roof tiles?
« on: September 02, 2011, 01:31:29 PM »
We are in the process of modelling a set of simple houses. I am looking at ways to create actual roof tiles on the roof (these are UK style roof tiles, not the nice barrel clay tiles you see in a lot of mediterranean architecture, but it would be nice to quickly change the individual tiles as necessary). There are a number of scripts to help with this task, but I haven't found a good one yet. I then remembered ForestPro and Railclone. Which of these two plugins do you think would be better at filling a roof with rooftiles?

I attach an example roof profile.
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Re: ForestPro or Railclone for modelled roof tiles?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 07:33:26 PM »

Although RailClone is not a panelling tool, you would use it to create the rooftiles surfaces. In this way, you will get the benefits of the VRay/Mental Ray shaders, and the individual tile can be changed easily.

I've attached a sample scene (Max 2010).

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Re: ForestPro or Railclone for modelled roof tiles?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 05:01:07 PM »
Thanks for this. I don't suppose you are able to create this for Max 2009 x64 are you??? I am unable to open it  :-[
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Re: ForestPro or Railclone for modelled roof tiles?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 07:24:03 PM »

Here is the scene for Max 2009.

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Re: ForestPro or Railclone for modelled roof tiles?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 03:19:13 PM »
many thanks!
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