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mabulsoud

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Railclone between two splines
« on: February 09, 2021, 07:40:07 PM »
Hello. I'm trying to create a stair railing with a variable height.

What I've tried to do is subtract the X.SplineCoords.z of the two splines to get the different height but that doesn't seem to work as I thought it would. Clipping splines are undesirable and don't work due to the stairs turning anyway. Is there a way to create the railclone object *between* two splines?

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Marwan

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Re: Railclone between two splines
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 07:31:00 AM »
Is there a way to create the railclone object *between* two splines?

Hi Marwan, unfortunately, only if You create 3rd spline between them.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 07:02:14 PM by Rokas »
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mabulsoud

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Re: Railclone between two splines
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 03:28:04 PM »
Hi Rokas,

I'm not sure what you mean. Could you look at the attached file and let me know what you mean by a 3rd spline?

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Marwan

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Re: Railclone between two splines
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 04:38:30 PM »
You can add CrossSection modifier to create a new spline in between those two:

I just added few more vertices:
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Re: Railclone between two splines
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 06:12:36 PM »
Thanks Rokas. I don't understand how that helps with the railclone style. Could you please show me how that works in the railclone style itself?

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Re: Railclone between two splines
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 06:54:35 PM »
I have no idea what are You building. It was not a solution to Your style, just a tip, how to make RC work between the splines.
I understand it might not work for what You have in mind.
It might for some styles though, such as this.
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Re: Railclone between two splines
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 09:46:47 PM »
Thanks Rokas. I don't understand how that helps with the railclone style. Could you please show me how that works in the railclone style itself?

With the cross-section option, you create a new spline to be used as Base Spline. Now you should reorganize your RC object to use vertical spline segments (for poles) + horizontal with your original splines (for railings).
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 10:07:58 PM by Dragan »