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Mustafa

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Need Help with this facade
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:44:01 AM »
Hi iToo,

I'm trying to recreate this facade



I need my segments to be as following:



It seems to me like "stepped mode" but as far as I know it is applied only on Z axis

Regards,
Mustafa

Paul Roberts

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 10:08:23 AM »
Hi Mustafa,

Thanks for contacting us. Though the Stepped mode only works on the Z axis, this is defined by the RailClone objects local coordinate system. This means that you could use stepped mode and rotate the RailClone object to achieve the effect illustrated in your image.



I hope that helps. It looks like an interesting project, let me know if you have further questions.

Kind regards,

Paul
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Mustafa

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 02:41:13 PM »
Thanks Paul, I passed the first step as you told me and I'm really satisfied with power of railclone till now ..
Now I  have some unexpected ends can't be solved by me .. Could you please see my attached file?


Rokas

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 04:14:47 PM »
i attach my attempt,


Paul Roberts

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 04:59:32 PM »
Hi,

Thanks Rokas, that works well. Adding padding segments to create the spacing gets around the problems you sometime get when using empty segments with adaptive and count mode. I've taken the same approach, assigning them a material with 0% opacity to ensure they don't render.

My approach uses the new surface functions (surface is also set not to render) and a 2d array. The 2d array uses only the first spline as a rough path and then uses the surface to adjust the segments on the Z axis. I've used count mode instead of adaptive so that you can control how many cells you want in each section. You can also adjust the number of floors using the Y Size parameter.



I hope that helps,

Thanks,

Paul
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Mustafa

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 03:17:16 PM »
Thanks Pual & Rokas for both great solutions  :).
P.S: Pual's Solution is more parametric which is good but I found some unwanted gabs between segments (i don't know why), so I prefer Rokas's Method
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 03:19:10 PM by Mustafa »

Paul Roberts

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 03:45:07 PM »
Hi Mustafa,

Glad you got it all sorted  :) I  had another look at my file and the gap is being caused because I accidentally rotated the units by 1 degree on the X axis. Oops!  Zeroing this seems to fix the problem.



Thanks!

Paul
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Mustafa

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Re: Need Help with this facade
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 12:37:57 AM »
Thanks paul for your time and efforts
I liked the new surface feature, I'm looking forward to see more development on this feature, may be using it as base object with new generator ..
« Last Edit: July 18, 2014, 12:43:14 AM by Mustafa »