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duncan_h

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Hierarchy / Auto Align Issue
« on: September 11, 2021, 08:52:04 AM »
Hi,

I'm using RailClone to create tiles on a roof and am having a strange issue on one of the roof faces which has dormers so the spline has two splines inside of it. RC is correctly tilling the spline when auto align is set to 'none' but when I change this to 'x --> xy' it ignores the internal splines and just tiles the whole face. (see attached images)

I'm still fairly new to 3DS Max & RC so apologies if I'm doing something stupid!  ;)

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Re: Hierarchy / Auto Align Issue
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 10:26:13 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for the question. If you could attach that file I'll happily take a close look to diagnose the issue, but one thing you can try is the different Hierarchy Checking modes. By default this should be set to Complete, but if this doesn't work, as can sometimes be the case with overlapping splines, then try assigning the same material ID to all the splines that comprise that face of the roof and then enable By Material ID mode instead.



I hope that helps,
Paul
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duncan_h

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Re: Hierarchy / Auto Align Issue
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 12:00:11 PM »
Sorry for the delay in responding - been a crazy week!

I've attached an example file, while creating this I also noticed that if I reverse the spline direction so the tiles are on the wrong side then it correctly makes holes for the internal splines...

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Re: Hierarchy / Auto Align Issue
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 03:01:02 PM »
Thanks for the file. In this case, resetting the X Form for the Splines appears to solve the issue. In general, I'd recommend doing that for any base objects that you bring into RailClone (or Forest Pack).

I hope that helps,
Paul
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Re: Hierarchy / Auto Align Issue
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 03:39:01 PM »
Thanks for the tip!