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Creating a Sliding Door
« on: July 09, 2015, 06:09:34 AM »

First to explain what I am trying to do with RCP. I'm trying to make a sliding door model that allows me to pull open the sliding door frame along the x axis, the height of the frame in the Y axis, and automatically populate sliding doors inside the frame, but I want them to be in the open position. I also have a Boolean parameter to control if model has 2 or 3 doors, then a parameter controlling the percentage of the door width would be 50% for 2 doors, 33% for 3 doors, etc.

I have tried using an expression that divides the length of the X spline and multiplies it by 30 percent to achieve this but it seems that the value leaving the expression block is not valid for a value entering the  segments parameters.

I have attached some screenshots of the model i'm trying to achieve and the expression i'm having issues with.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Paul Roberts

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Re: Creating a Sliding Door
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 09:31:35 AM »

This looks like a really interesting style. I see no reason why the expression you're using shouldn't work, but there may be some limitations depending on where it's connected in the graph. Ideally could you send me the RailClone object so I can take a closer look? In that way I'll be able to diagnose the problem more accurately.

If you'd rather not post it publicly, please send the file to, and I'll get back to you asap.

Many thanks,

Paul Roberts
iToo Software