I have a simple Array 2S with X and Y splines across I would like to randomize a plane object and a null (empty) object. For example, I would like a plane object to appear once for every 200 segments on average.
To accomplish this, I have a Selector hooked up to Default and two segments -- one the plane (Index 1) and one the null object (Index 2) -- hooked up to the Selector. I exported the Index parameter to which I attached an Arithmetic operator, to which I attached a Random number parameter. My arithmetic expression is: return if(input1==1,1,2); Or, to spell it out in English, if the random number is 1, set the index to 1 (the plane), otherwise 2 (null). This will give me a plane segment roughly once out of every 200 segments, delivering a null segment the rest of the time.
This works fine.
The problem arises when I then run this array along a spline by adding a Linear 1S generator and nesting the array to give this a "stacked" effect. For some reason, especially when I set the Random parameter to something high (say, 1 out of 1000), Railclone stops generating ANY planes along the spline at a certain point in a way that can't be attributed to just randomness. Additionally, as I flip through the seed values, the distance along the spline that the planes appears varies but there's always a stopping point beyond which there will be no more planes.
When I get up around 1 in a 1000, I can barely get anything above the first or second array along the spline; the planes never appear further along the spline no matter how many times I flip the seed. Whereas around 1 in 20, the planes always extend all along the spline.
If I replace the null segment with actual geometry, then everything works just fine. I tried attaching an EditablePoly segment to which I removed all of the polys, and that didn't work. Also tried to attach a point to null segment. Also did not work.
I've given the null segment the same fixed size as the plane, but it's a no go.
Any ideas? Easier to understand in photos (attached). In the photos attached, I've set Random to 1 out of 200. Open the file and flip through the Random seed values and see how the behavior is very odd.
Also, want to add I'm using Railclone 5.2.3 and the newest 2023 Max.