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Anthony Lester

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Ideas on how to model
« on: December 14, 2015, 05:35:58 PM »
I am trying to model a facade using a 5 different components, the facade is has a cocave curve and there is no reguallr pattern.

Because there is no regular pattern I am resigned to having to build it manually using a collection of 'compose' operators however I having some difficulties.

I thought that I could use the vertical line (hieght of the building) as the xspline and then the curve as a y spline and have the RC rotated 90 thereby having the rows running from bottom to top, I could then uses conditional statements to assign different sequences compose operators to specific y counters.

Needless to say this isn't working and I have got myself rather confused!!!   

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Paul Roberts

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Re: Ideas on how to model
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 10:22:18 AM »
Hi Anthony,

I'm not sure how accurately you have to match the CAD drawings or if a certain amount of randomisation is permissible but either way I would probably tackle this using Sequence operators to assign the segments you need to each row. You can  set the Sequence operator to Increment on Y and then each input represents a row number. If you want to repeat a row you can simple increase the count value.



If you need to control the pattern on the X axis you can also connect sequence operators set to increment on X. I've attached a demo file to illustrate these approaches but please let me know if you have any further questions.

Many thanks!

Paul.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 10:30:49 AM by Paul Roberts »
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Anthony Lester

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Re: Ideas on how to model
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 11:02:43 AM »
Thanks Paul, but unfortunately they are quite specific about the layout. :)

Looks like I am going to have to do everything manually but the the increment on Y is a good tip thanks.
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