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Chris Erskine

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feature request - image sampler
« on: February 18, 2015, 12:35:02 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking to for a way to make tile mosaics with RC.

I'm currently doing this a couple of different ways, but would really like this feature in rc.

I can do this as a texture with bercon tile and center tile mapping. 
eg. http://www.klaasnienhuis.nl/2012/01/bercontile-3-02-overview/

but I'm also doing it as a mesh/lines with grasshopper in rhino, and this is a lot more advanced as you can use it to colour objects or use it to control any other attributes which could lead to some other really interesting geometry that could be created in railclone.

eg. http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/image-sampler-8

I've done some quick tests with volume select too and it was a bit messy. but I think this could be really powerful in combination with the A2S

Thanks

Chris

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Re: feature request - image sampler
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 01:19:47 PM »
Hi, thanks for your suggestion. I've added it to our wishlist.

Although RC doesn't support maps in this way, it can be done easily with Forest: just scattering tiles and using Forest Color by Map. You can find several samples in the Forest Pro forum. I hope that helps.
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Re: feature request - image sampler
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 12:03:51 AM »
thanks for the tip, forest colour works well. and forest dose a good job with basic paving.

still it would be nice to be able to have forest colour work with RC objects as i think its better for more advanced patterns.

it would also be nice to be able to control rc segments from a map, to either control scale, rotation, select different segment pieces or wired into anything other parameters.

thanks

Chris