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Pyramid / Cascading
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:07:19 AM »
Hi,

I am trying to build a pyramid made of chocolate bars.
Right now I build a small part of it by hand and it very specific way but in the end I just need a pyramid-look, not the specific (and quite complicated way) I built it now.
There must be a math behind it, but I am bad at math.  ;)
Basically the chocolate bars behind the front one have to move - in my case 2,9cm left/right and 2,2 up/down.
Then there are also the corners, which I right now solved in a more interesting fashion by putting four chocolate bars infront of the ones that move just up and down. Makes for a more appealing visual but also complicates the matter.
How would I achieve that?
See also my current setup.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Manuel

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 03:39:23 PM »
Can You please attach Your manual configuration scene for us?
Plus can You please provide a sketch of full pyramid configuration?
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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 03:52:58 PM »
right now nothing is done in railclone but by hand. Please see the screens I attached to my last post to my current configuration. It should just go on like this and get broader.
if you need anything else, tell me and I will try.
thanks

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 04:05:06 PM »
I dont quite understand Your chocolate bar configuration:
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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 04:51:57 PM »
Ooh sorry. Right now the geometry is overlapping. Which is fine cause I'm just showing it from the front.
Whatever works.

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 08:23:07 AM »
I attach my first attempt to pyramid.
I don't quite get what configuration are You after, So maybe You can comment on the one I attached.
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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 11:28:10 AM »
Hi,
thanks for the effort.
I am on 3ds max 2015.
Are you able to downgrade the file for me, please?

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 12:06:10 PM »
Sure.

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 12:35:12 PM »
thank you.
the splines are missing though.
can I do something about it?
"no size or spline on x"

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 12:44:19 PM »
using version 3.1.6b btw

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 04:18:12 PM »
Rokas, could you help me please? I dont know what to do with your file..

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2018, 04:25:14 PM »
Yes it was without x spline. Does it open for You?
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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2018, 04:33:32 PM »
it opens, but there is geometry done by RC, only the icon to be seen.

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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2018, 04:51:26 PM »
Oh sorry I see what yoy mean. Strange. I will redo this for You. Apologies.
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Re: Pyramid / Cascading
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 07:29:02 AM »
Hi. I attach a chocolate pyramid for You. Hope that helps.
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