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grue

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2s array tile with sequence material
« on: December 20, 2021, 09:01:11 PM »
please see attached archive 3ds max vray file and screen shots.

i've been playing around and created a 2s array with a material operator set to sequence.  if i move one of the verticies in the line, you can see how the sequence pattern changes from stripes to checkerboard.

i have a multi-sub material with 3 slots white/grey/tan. the tan is the stand-in for grout along edges of modeled tile.

it's not a "problem" for me right now, but just wondering how that works that it would shift the sequence between the two different patterns.

i've changed the array 2s rule from "tile" to "adaptive" and it definitely depends on the length of the spline.

Dragan

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2021, 09:37:16 PM »
no scene file

grue

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2021, 09:45:23 PM »
my bad. i forgot to click "more attachments" just kept clicking "browse"

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2021, 10:12:41 PM »
It could be a bug, not sure. It depends on the last segment in the row. If the last segment in the row is the opposite of the start segment, then the new row will start with the same color.
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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2021, 10:30:10 PM »
quick workaround:
« Last Edit: December 20, 2021, 10:32:37 PM by Dragan »

grue

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2021, 10:58:36 PM »
oh geez. did i send the wrong file - the one i sent was not the one i posted in the pictures! 

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2021, 11:04:29 PM »
oh nice i see what you did.  ok, i've done carpet tiles in a similar way in the past with help from the forums. 


oh i see what happened, i upload the 3ds max file, NOT the zipped archive file which is the scene that matches the screen shots i posted.  no worries as it's the same concept. ha!

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2021, 11:22:15 PM »
ps - here's the original scene file that is depicted in the screen shots

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2021, 06:39:00 AM »
yes, the same workflow

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2021, 03:43:26 PM »
eek.  i unplugged the surface on the 2s array and started playing with the base spline.  maybe this isn't the best approach for this type of tile?

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Re: 2s array tile with sequence material
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2021, 05:16:28 PM »
Well, this looks like some corner issue. Try to play around with Rules>Corners settings