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RailClone => RailClone Pro (*) => Topic started by: Terri Brown on September 29, 2017, 12:23:23 PM

Title: Clay brick wall
Post by: Terri Brown on September 29, 2017, 12:23:23 PM
Hi guys,

Seriously I'm going crazy here. I just can't get my head around this plugin. I've had RC for a year and watched all the tutorials, but somehow something that seems so simple never works out the way I think it should. I'm trying to create the attached wall. I tried using a 2D Array with sequences to build the different elements. I have attached the (very basic) elements that I am using for the bricks. Somehow everything always gets stretched and x and y aren't where I think they should be. I'm sorry, I know this sounds very jumbled but to be honest I don't even know where to start. When I first saw this wall I immediately thought - yes, something that RC will knock out in no time. I've spent most of the morning so far and still no luck (have attached where I am). Can only seem to get one row of horizontal bricks, and then there's the other type of vertical brick clusters that I can recreate on their own, but not along with everything else.
Will attach my file.

I tried to first build 2 separate horizontal Linear arrays for the horizontal bricks, but I cant even get that right.

Is the problem that I start building things in the left viewport? Sorry if pivots are wierd but I've tried changing them so often not sure what's right anymore.

Please please help.


Title: Re: Clay brick wall
Post by: Michal Karmazín on September 29, 2017, 01:12:06 PM
Hi Terri,

First let me mention, that we acknowledge that RC comes with a much steeper learning curve than Forest Pack. In an effort to help users get acquainted with RailClone, we have an ongoing series of tutorials ( you may find helpful, and detailed documentation ( I would recommend you to check our RailClone "Getting Started with RailClone (" followed by our "Next Steps with RailClone (" guides too.

A possible style set-up would be to use the Sequence Operator in the Increment at Y mode, where even rows will use "shifted" Segment by the Transform - X Fixed Translation (in the attached sample scene automatically calculated from the X Size attribute of used Segment). In addition other Sequence Operators are adjusted in Increment at X or Increment at Y modes to get desired pattern.

Attaching the modified scene. Hope you'll find it useful.

Best regadrs,
Title: Re: Clay brick wall
Post by: Terri Brown on September 29, 2017, 02:05:54 PM
Thank you very much Michael. That helps a lot.

Like I said, I have been through the documentation and tutorials...a few times, but I still have loads to learn.

Just a question - how do I cap the horizontal brick like in the image attached? I understand the concept of adding a segment to the 'Left Side' of the array, but I know that doesn't work here, especially as I'm using sequences.

Thanks so much
Title: Re: Clay brick wall
Post by: Michal Karmazín on September 29, 2017, 03:31:33 PM
Hi Terri,

You're welcome. A possible way would be by the Conditional Operator using the Segment > X Counter > Equal to 1, which will put the "half" Segment at the beginning. Attaching modified scene. Hope that helps.

Best regards,