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Author Topic: Accessing details of start / end / evenly pieces from default.  (Read 472 times)

Alex.S

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What would be the most optimal way to do this? Say for example I want to know the size of the start and end piece during my default pieces?

I've tried various methods and they all seem to be very costly and inconsistent. I don't think it's actually possible right now I think if they can be set by Marker Data.

Thanks

Paul Roberts

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Re: Accessing details of start / end / evenly pieces from default.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2022, 10:42:27 AM »
HI,

I'm assuming that you're not able to export the X Size attribute of the segments wired to the start and end input? Could you let me know a little more info about what you'd like to achieve?

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Paul
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Alex.S

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Re: Accessing details of start / end / evenly pieces from default.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2022, 11:01:35 AM »
If I do that, then it basically doubles the computation time, mostly I guess because I am using RC Spline markers to set the end piece perhaps? Setting just a constant value works wonders, but if I could do something like RCMarkerData[id, position] to return marker data at some other point on the spline that would help a lot.

Also I often run into issues when setting up patterns and I want to do something different to the end piece based on that pattern. Say for example we have a chequered on / off pattern, and I want to make the end piece the same or different colour as the last default piece, I can't get that information reliably (although I do have ways of estimating it with like 60-70% success, i often need to just manually set these via a Marker value)

I'm a bit short on time atm, is that an ok explanation?

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Re: Accessing details of start / end / evenly pieces from default.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2022, 02:03:03 PM »
Hello Alex,

Thanks for the additional info. I'll pass this on to the dev team and see what the options are.

Cheers!
Paul
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