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dylan86.exe

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How is Rail clone different from Instancing an object?
« on: May 26, 2017, 05:09:31 AM »
I've read the documentation, but I just can't work it out. How is Rail Clone different from just creating and object and Instancing it a bunch of times?

Paul Roberts

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Re: How is Rail clone different from Instancing an object?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 10:43:33 AM »
HI,

RailClone is creating geometry at render time using the Renderer's native geometry shaders, the instances don't actually exist in the scene which is kept very very light as a result. Moreover RailClone has many features to manipulate, bend, deform, distribute, randomise and sequence instances. Of course if you choose to you can also use RailClone tools to convert a RailClone object to native instances. This can be useful for sharing the file with someone who doesn't have RC installed.. You can see a little more about RailClone's features on our Tech Specs page - https://www.itoosoft.com/railclone/techspec.php

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.

Many Thanks,

Paul
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