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Pierre

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blind in front of the glass
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:05:36 PM »
Hello,
I want to put blinds to the railclone windows but I don't manage to align correctly the Railclone blinds with the glass. I can't move the windows as they are positioned according to the plan of the architect.

can you tell me how to do this?
Thank you
Pierre

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Paul Roberts

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Re: blind in front of the glass
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 11:23:01 AM »
Hi Pierre,

To attach blinds to these windows you could try the following.
  • Create a new linear array and set the Default Mode to adaptive. Set the X Evenly so that they match exactly those used in the generator that is creating the window mullions
  • Copy and paste the conditional nodes that you are using to target the 3 different material IDs and wire this into the Default input
  • Create your blind segment, change the Z Alignment to Top and plug in into 3 new transform nodes
  • Plug the transform nodes into the conditional inputs, you can then use the Z Fixed Offset value to position the top of the blinds with the top of the windows - because the alignment was also set to Top when you randomise the scale the blinds will stay where you want them
  • Use properties->transform->randomise->scale->Z to create blinds of different heights
  • Add empty segments to the start corner and evenly inputs and increase the left or right padding to create spacing between the blinds
  • Finally, to position the blinds outside the windows as in your screen grab, change the blind segment's Properties->transform->Fixed->Translation->Y value.
Hope that helps, please see the attached screenshot and scene file for more information.

Kind regards,

Paul
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Pierre

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Re: blind in front of the glass
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 02:24:50 PM »
Thank you very much Robert,
It works perfectly. I have to study the role of these empty segments because that's what I missed in my previous attempts.
Your plugin always impresses me much :)
Pierre
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