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Problem with a brick wall
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:47:11 PM »

Can you help me with this problem?

This is what I get, but what I want is the side bricks to be stacked on top of each other.
It seems that the offset is linked to the "default" array, but I don't understand why, since the "top" row isn't linked to the grid, it stacks/collapses the way I want it, if I rotate the bricks.

So a workaround is this:

I use 2 generators here, a seperate one for the sides. Now the side bricks stack the way I want them.
But the problem is, the "default" array doesn't respect the sides, everything is overlapping.
How can I tell the default array to shift in for the sides when using multiple generators?


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Re: Problem with a brick wall
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 12:59:48 PM »
Hi Marc,

To add an inset on sides of the "default" array you should wire a new empty segment node to the left and right input. Don't pick any geometry but adjust the left/right padding values so that the array insets on either side the thickness of the bricks used in the second array. Using this technique you can target the sides of the array separately, as in your example, but without overlapping. You may need to add the same segment to the top left and top right if there is also an overlap in the top row.

Hope that helps, if you have further trouble please attach the .max file and I'll take a look at it.

Many thanks,

Paul Roberts
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Re: Problem with a brick wall
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 07:55:13 PM »
Hi Robert,

Thanks, that did the trick!

best regards, Marc