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alessandro.d84

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Deform Flat Top Problem
« on: March 20, 2022, 11:48:46 AM »
Hi, i'm trying to follow the " How to model stairs with RailClone in 3ds Max " But when i try to use the Flat top option nothing happen no matter what value i put inside.
I really do not understand why.

Thanks, Alessandro

Dragan

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Re: Deform Flat Top Problem
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2022, 12:36:00 PM »
Hi,

Try a smaller value, there are a few differences between RC4 and RC5. It should be measured upwards from the X Spline.

alessandro.d84

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Re: Deform Flat Top Problem
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2022, 12:46:43 PM »
Hi, I ve tried also small value but nothing change.
The workaround that I found is to align the bottom of the segment instead of the top than offset the array.
But like this I m confused on  how the flat top works.

eqko

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Re: Deform Flat Top Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 11:19:31 AM »
A coworker of mine trying to get up to speed on RailClone also ran into this one today..

Is there a known or preferred change in setup or workaround ?
Or is it a bug that's still in RC 5.2.7 ?

Dragan

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Re: Deform Flat Top Problem
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 11:37:22 AM »
Check this topic. Paul has explained. It is not a direct answer to your question but maybe it can help to understand.
https://forum.itoosoft.com/railclone-pro/curevd-top-but-a-flat-base/

eqko

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Re: Deform Flat Top Problem
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 12:03:33 PM »
Ah so the cause in the tutorial is basicaly the thread segment using top alignment (making it drop below the path).
When I set it to bottom it indeed works.

Perhaps update the Tutorial files to reflect this ?