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Pierre

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clipping area problem
« on: April 15, 2015, 05:55:04 PM »
Hello,
I try to place lights on overlapping areas but I am having a problem on one of them. Can you explain me why it happens?
Thank you
Pierre
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Paul Roberts

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Re: clipping area problem
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 07:07:42 PM »
Hi Pierre

Unfortunately RailClone doesn't create a unique array for each spline if they are overlapped when using Extend X/Y size to area mode. When they overlap, RailClone expects to uses splines one inside the other as alternating include-exclude areas.



This explains why you get unusual results with partially overlapped splines:



In this case, I'd recommend using Forest Pack to place the lights. To do this:
  • Convert your splines to a surface by applying a UVW modifier. If necessary open the objects properties and turn off Renderable
  • Apply a planar UVW Map modifier to the surface
  • Create a Forest object. Add the Light as a scatter item and add the floor plates object as a surface/
  • Set the Mode to UV from the Surface rollout
  • In the Distribution rollout, set the map to Full and adjust the X and Y unit values to get the correct spacing.

  • If necessary, to placement on individual ceilings you can add am Unwrap UVW modifier to the surface and adjust individual UV islands

I've attached a file demonstrating this technique.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have further questions.

Many thanks,

Paul
« Last Edit: April 15, 2015, 07:10:49 PM by Paul Roberts »
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Re: clipping area problem
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 08:00:09 PM »
You could also explode Your spline by levels and use multiple A2S generators within style editor:

« Last Edit: April 15, 2015, 08:13:57 PM by Rokas »
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Re: clipping area problem
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 09:45:47 PM »

In this case, I'd recommend using Forest Pack to place the lights.


I love you can do the same thing with 2 different plugins. I often have to ask myself which one is the best suited !

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Re: clipping area problem
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 10:09:58 AM »
Thank you Chris and Rokas,
I first tried with forest but I was not satisfied with my result :) And I also thought of detaching the splines but it's a bit more laborious soon as there is a lot of floor.
Anyway thank you again,  I managed thanks to you.
Pierre
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