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Theo

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Curved sloped cladding
« on: May 09, 2022, 06:36:38 PM »
Hi,

Is there an easy way to create a RC that will follow a curved surface that is also sloped on either side? Can't seem to get it to line up no matter how i approach it.
Screenshot of surface attached, direction of cladding is to follow the edges so it runs vertical.

Or maybe FP will do this better?

Paul Roberts

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Re: Curved sloped cladding
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 01:14:28 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for the question. Please see the attached file for a possible solution.

- I've added 3 sub-splines in one spline object, one to define the ridge, and the one each for the eaves.



- Add a Normalise Spline modifier and set the Knot Count to define the number of slats
- Add a Cross Section modifier to connect lines between the new vertices

- You can then use those with a simple RailClone object. To stop geometry from appearing on the longer splines you can use a Conditional operator


A sample file is attached.

I hope that helps,

Paul
« Last Edit: May 10, 2022, 01:38:20 PM by Paul Roberts »
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Theo

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Re: Curved sloped cladding
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 02:00:22 PM »
ace thank you! I think I can figure it out with this! If I run into any issues I'll come back.