No need to be embarrassed, actually this is trickier than it looks. Because a rows is always the full height of the tallest segment it's actually not that easy to create a columns of smaller stones alongside a large paving slab. I've been able to solve it using sequence operators by doing the following, this example assumes 5 small stones will fit into the side of one large stone:
- Turn off Slice
for the large Segment. This is so that it can overlap the rows above.
- Create a Sequence
operator for the columns containing the large stones. In the first input add the large stone and in the second input add an empty segment with the exact same dimensions as the small segment.
- In the sequence operator change the mode to Increment on Y
and increase the Count
for the second input (null segment). If there are 5 small stones to one large one then the count should always be one less, so 4
. This is because row one will contain the large stone and then we'll have four rows of empty space (though because slice it off the large stone will still fill that space, but we have the rows now to add small stones on either side.)
- Wire this to second Sequence
operator , set it to Increment on Y
and add the small stone to the second input. The counter for the first input should be double the total count for the first sequence operator, so 10 in this case. This will give you two large stones and then a row of small stones on the Y axis.
- Finally wire this to a third Sequence
operator and leave it on Increment on X
. This is to create the pattern on the X axis. Wire the small segment to the second input and set the first input's counter to 2
I've attached this sample file for you to check out. I also got a bit carried away so included is the style shown in the video below which parametrises many aspects of the style and calculates sizes etc for you. The graph is more complex but it's based on the same principles as described above.
I hope that helps, please let me know if there's anything else I can do.