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Lars Egerrup / LKE Design

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RailClone "Use Segment Material" - Awsome!!!
« on: August 25, 2020, 02:20:12 PM »
Normally you guys get complaints or requests for solutions and workarounds in this forum.
To breake the normal, I just want to say - You guys are awsome!!!!

The "Use Segment Material" in RailClone will revolutionize the way we use the RC plugin.

Before everything needed to be "hardcoded" into the setup, and I suppose that the plugin originally was meant to make a well defined item - a cupboard, a door, a house, - and most had to be preset in some way - you had only flexibility in the dimensions.

With the new "Use Segment Material"  feature we've got much more flexibility, - I see many possibilities in making layouts, - I mean interior setups, where you can make kind of a template with parametric rules - having the segments defined as placeholders for objects you can add into the template. This is SUPER COOL!!

In reality I just miss one thing, (and I have mentioned this in another post too ) - the ability to mark the segment object as a placeholder, - and when marked, show up in the command panel - as paths and clipping areas.

Just a primitive example, a dinning table with chairs - maybe even with assets on the table.
All the assets are placeholder segments. This way you have a very flexible setup, a framework where you can make pretty advanced parametric rules fx. random transitions for realistic variance - the possibilities are endless .

I have already made some pretty advanced setup in RC, an officedesk setup - and a restaurant table setp - the problem till now was that, due to the fact that all materials should be reassigned in a multisub material, the task of swapping the furniture to another kind was quite cumbersome. This obstacle is gone now  - and I am super happy!!!

Thanks a lot!!!
Lars Egerrup
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Re: RailClone "Use Segment Material" - Awsome!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 02:25:30 PM »
Thanks for kind words. Glad You like this feature.
Nice styles.
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Lars Egerrup / LKE Design

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Re: RailClone "Use Segment Material" - Awsome!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 02:48:09 PM »
Thanks Rokas,
I am still burning my brain trying to find out a way to make restaurant tables with tablecloths, :D
A chair cutting through a tablecloth will ruin all realism.

Another challenge, - to have plates with dishes at chairs that are pulled out more than a set value (as they most like will have a person sitting there eating).

Oh, and in that regard, I miss a function to make circular arrays parametrically  - meaning, without a spline path. Any ideas? Or is it some we will see in the future maybe? :)
Lars Egerrup
LKE Design

E: Lars@LKEdesign.dk
W: www.LKEdesign.dk