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RailClone => RailClone Pro (*) => Topic started by: Richard Birket on March 09, 2017, 03:52:48 PM

Title: Locker number tutorial, but counting up in 10s
Post by: Richard Birket on March 09, 2017, 03:52:48 PM
Hi. I have followed your locker tutorial to have a sequence counting up 1 by 1 up to 360. However, I would like to get RC to cound up in 10s, so instead of 1 ,2 ,3... it would count 10, 20, 30...

I am sure this is simple, but then so am I!! Any tips please?
Title: Re: Locker number tutorial, but counting up in 10s
Post by: Richard Birket on March 09, 2017, 05:45:30 PM
Attached is a file I have been testing with. I am nearly there, but for some reason, I cannot get 000 to start at the start point of the circle. I basically want the numbers to display at 10 degree increments around the circle.
Title: Re: Locker number tutorial, but counting up in 10s
Post by: Paul Roberts on March 09, 2017, 06:08:18 PM
Hi Richard,

The evenly distance is calculated measured from the first vertex of the spline, that's why nothing appears there. Wiring the geometry to the start input won't work either because the spline is closed. The easiest solution therefore is break the spline at the first vertex. You can then wire the segments to the Start and Evenly inputs and it should work as expected.

File attached for reference. I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.

Many Thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: Locker number tutorial, but counting up in 10s
Post by: Richard Birket on March 09, 2017, 06:14:20 PM
Thanks Paul - that makes sense. I will take a look...
Title: Re: Locker number tutorial, but counting up in 10s
Post by: Paul Roberts on March 09, 2017, 06:20:20 PM
Just occurred to me. Here's an easier way that retains a parametric spline. Wire the segments to the Corner input, change the Rules > Corner > Vertex Type mode to Bezier and lower the Evenly Count to 8.

Does the trick with no need to break the spline!

File is attached.

Cheers,

Paul