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RailClone => RailClone Pro (*) => Topic started by: 3D Digital Studio on March 06, 2015, 02:27:31 PM

Title: ceiling tutorial question
Post by: 3D Digital Studio on March 06, 2015, 02:27:31 PM
Hi
I have been working through your ceiling tutorial ( thanks) i was just wondering how to center or move the ceiling without moving the clipping plain? for example if the ceiling grid was in a raft. i have tried the transform but with no success as it the segment remember the clipping plain.

Thanks
Title: Re: ceiling tutorial question
Post by: Paul Roberts on March 06, 2015, 02:49:40 PM
Hi Barry,

You can use the Clipping Area > Expand value to enlarge the area before clipping. Increase the value until the ceiling is centred horizontally. 
(http://lonelymonk.com/forum_images/432f1d9c266d4a46ab76b67adbca37cc.jpg)

Once you have the ceiling centered, to adjust it vertically add an empty segment to the bottom input. Open the segment's properties and enter a value in the Left and Right Padding. It doesn't really matter what this is, RailClone ignores segments with no size on the x axis so this prevents that.

You can then control the offset vertically by adjusting the Segment's Y Fixed Size property.
(http://lonelymonk.com/forum_images/31fc077b708c4d268795aa5f95b03e7b.jpg)

In the attached file I've exported these two properties to make them easier to access. I hope that helps, please let me know if I can help further.

Kind regards,

Paul