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OF4040

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Corner Handrail
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:22:02 PM »
Hello (And sorry about my english)

I am trying to model a metal handrail in railclone, is a simple object, just the posts and one default segment composed of cables and the top rail.
At the corners are displaced poles, and i want the top rail form the corner but not the the cables, is it possible to remove the cables in this exact spot?

Thanks for your support
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 04:24:24 PM by OF4040 »

TL1895

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Re: Corner Handrail
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 06:24:30 PM »
replying for similar interest...@ OP, good question.

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Re: Corner Handrail
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 07:20:55 PM »
This is an interesting style. To make things easier, i've used two generators: one for the handrail, and other for the cables and posts.

- The handrail is a simple generator using Default->Scale mode and Corner->Bevel.

- To create the corner, i composed two posts with an empty segment. I defined 30cm. of Left and Right padding to this segment, so posts are separared 60cm. between them.
The trick here is that when RailClone uses a Compose operator with an uneven number of segments for a Corner, it places the middle piece centered with the vertex.

- For the cables, i simply turned off Corner->Bevel. In this way, cables are extended only until the Corner segment (the posts). I also set Default->Mode to Scale for optimization purposes, but this is optional.
Carlos Quintero
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OF4040

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Re: Corner Handrail
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 05:16:50 AM »
Thanks Carlos!!! 

 it never occurred to me to use two linear generators on the same subject, I was trying to cram everything into a single, the idea of ​​an empty space was also new to me.
you saved me a lot of work!
« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 05:24:15 AM by OF4040 »