Itoo Software Forum

Author Topic: Offset Cladding  (Read 919 times)

LJ3715

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Offset Cladding
« on: February 25, 2018, 08:02:34 AM »
Hi all,

Im having trouble offsetting my cladding on a wall to cap correctly on the edges.

I have used the cladding preset and adjusted the tiling to match (basic vertical cladding with a 5mm gap) however when I make the top spline it doesnt match the alignment, I have tried to use the transform and extend tools but this creates either gap on the end on a hole on the side (using a duplicated railclone for each axis) is there something simple Im missing here?








Rokas

  • iToo Software
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 890
    • iToo
Re: Offset Cladding
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 06:47:00 PM »
Hi, welcome to the forum.
To get better help faster, I would recommend attaching a max file with detailed problem description.

In Your case, i believe some tiles have to be bigger to get seams aligned. Style will need some adjustments.
Is this what You are after:
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 07:02:14 PM by Rokas »
Rokas
iToo Software

LJ3715

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Offset Cladding
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 07:34:19 AM »
Thanks for feedback and the warm welcome  :). What do you mean by some tiles need to be bigger (currently these widths are what I require to match the cladding type and gap length)?

I have attached the max file in this link below
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tOpflzxRJ3tDRRvzMo8QWzV_Q798PmnY

What you have produced is what I would like to do however the cladding is strictly vertical not square
« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 07:36:33 AM by LJ3715 »

LJ3715

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Offset Cladding
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 09:11:04 AM »
It also appears to have the similar gap issue around this part of my other cladding (not capping the holes).

3dsmax file
https://drive.google.com/open?id=12Y5aKQQEAdjdhx2FiQdQRomX6hdzpcHh


Rokas

  • iToo Software
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 890
    • iToo
Re: Offset Cladding
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 09:06:41 PM »
I cant solve this case using cladding macros, I will try some other technique when I have time.
Regarding second issue: capping- RailClone does not Cap holes. You can add 3ds max modifier "Cap holes" Or scatter plane object and add Shell modifier (sometimes this is better)
Cap holes:

vs plane and Shell:
Rokas
iToo Software

LJ3715

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Offset Cladding
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 09:20:57 PM »
thank you Rokas!  Shell worked well

Unfortunately I still cant offset, I think ill make the railclone from scratch next time working through the macros can be a little difficult at first. Thanks for your help!