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Alex.S

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How to have variable width 2S Array
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:15:13 AM »
I'm wondering if it's possible to adjust the width of a 2S Array based on the XSpline?

I'm trying to achieve stacks of tyres with different levels of depth.

At present I'm just assuming it needs to be done in a post RC step. I setup the width as a static parameter and just remove elements I don't want. But it'd be cool if I could adjust that in real time. I'm placing the stacks using X-Evenly btw as this gives me the best control of position (I get overlapping issues if I use Default, Top, Bottom etc)

I did try using a clipping area but found it a bit unreliable and difficult to generate.

An additional thing I'd like to achieve is a conveyor belt that goes around them somewhat similar to the black line here, but I think I'm probably just best manually drawing a spline and create a profile that uses that....

Just throwing it out there in case anyone thinks of something I haven't considered though.




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Re: How to have variable width 2S Array
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 10:47:39 PM »
I'm wondering if it's possible to adjust the width of a 2S Array based on the XSpline?

I did try using a clipping area but found it a bit unreliable and difficult to generate.

An additional thing I'd like to achieve is a conveyor belt that goes around them somewhat similar to the black line here, but I think I'm probably just best manually drawing a spline and create a profile that uses that....

What seems to be the problem? Works well in this case:


An additional thing I'd like to achieve is a conveyor belt that goes around them somewhat similar to the black line here, but I think I'm probably just best manually drawing a spline and create a profile that uses that....

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I don't think You should consider RC for this task.
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Re: How to have variable width 2S Array
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 06:49:11 PM »
Thanks, in the end i added per row start and end offset values for the profile. I found this simpler than using a clipping spline.