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SE7479

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Paving Slabs with gaps between
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:40:07 PM »
Hi all,

So I'm trying to create simple paving slabs to fill only a certain area using a spline to Extend X/Y size to area.

The issue I'm facing is that they don't line up even though they are on a grid. So later on when I add padding to create grout lines they won't be lined up.

It's all one Spline and I've increased Expand to fill the space up correctly. I've attached a screengrab showing my issue, the whitelines on the pink geometry show my issue.

I have also done this on a simple top down grid with the same problem.



The Railclone is just a very basic rectangle for the geometry and a spline.

Any help would be great, thank you,

Chris

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Re: Paving Slabs with gaps between
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 08:40:47 AM »
Hi

I don't really understand info from Your screenshot but I understand that aligning can look complicated in RailClone (when using clipping splines)
Even is setup is basic it would help us to identify Your issue if You have attached Your max file.

You always can add transform operator and adjust X and Y transform values to adjust segments position.
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SE7479

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Re: Paving Slabs with gaps between
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 09:30:21 AM »
Hi Rokas,

I've attached the file as requested. I tried to do another test just in the top viewport without any rotation to see if that was causing the issue but I still have the same problem with it not aligning correctly.

Let me know if you need anymore information, thanks for your help.

Kind regards,

Chris

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Re: Paving Slabs with gaps between
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 01:14:28 PM »
Hi

To solve and get perfect alignment I would suggest

1) Turn off Generator->"Extend X/Y Size to Area".
2) Disconnect the Clipping Area node from the generator.
3) Adjust X /Y Size and align the array visually to cover the entire area, use snapping to Your grid.
4) Connect the Clipping node again.
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Re: Paving Slabs with gaps between
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 11:52:50 AM »
Hi Rokas,

That works great, thanks for your help!

Chris