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DRuivo

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Massive Bifold Usage on a Facade - Solutions
« on: September 27, 2017, 01:31:03 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm looking to use Railclone to generate a Parametric Bifold Windows/Doors that are going to be used extensively for a project on the facade.

I have tried setting up a system where I have 1 spline for one rail and a zigzag spline to setup the glazing panels  I can do different segments for different heights, but that is starting to seem more and more like a unnecessarily complicated procedure, especially considering this project will have a few hundred of these.

Has anyone here had to develop anything similar, and what solutions have been used to have fairly detailed Bifold doors across a facade?

Thank you for your feedback, hope to hear from all of you soon.
Kind regards,
D.

Michal Karmazín

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Re: Massive Bifold Usage on a Facade - Solutions
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 03:28:54 PM »
Hi,

You might find helpful the approach used in this tightly related post (with available sample scenes).

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DRuivo

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Re: Massive Bifold Usage on a Facade - Solutions
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 03:56:29 PM »
Thanks Michal, It's been really useful, I have a couple of questions regarding the solution, as I can't figure out a solution using the method advised in the forum post you gave.
I have a panel that is standard in the middle and one that is different in the last element, that should have a lock & handle device. How can I rule a different end segment for this?

I tried everything I could with the conditional node, but maybe I am using something wrong. Would be super nice to have a nicely designed System included in Railclone for Bifold Doors, as it is such a common solution nowadays :)

There's an example of the current Railclone nodegraph attached, cheers,
Thanks!



Michal Karmazín

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Re: Massive Bifold Usage on a Facade - Solutions
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 11:15:43 AM »
Hi,

Glad to hear, that it helped. Using the Conditional Operator > Segment X Counter > Equal to 1 might work as you can use "Make first" vertex and "Reverse" over the base spline to modify the order. The Position on Section > Greater than for example 80% should do the trick too. Hope that helps.

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DRuivo

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Re: Massive Bifold Usage on a Facade - Solutions
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 12:23:04 PM »
Hi Michal, thanks for getting back to me, I've just finished it, thanks for your precious input! :P
You've made our lives quite a bit easier as there was a lot of variation across the facade with these windows.
Thanks,
DR