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VIZIOEN

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RC Clipping Area, Offset
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:35:58 AM »
Hey guys, when using clipping area with RailClone, how do I "move" all the segments so that they align to a certain something. I always move my segments but I don't think that's the proper way.

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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 12:52:58 PM »
Hi,

The recommendable way would be to set the Geometry - X Size & Y Size to overlap the area, align your RC object as needed (move its transforms) and use the Clipping Area to remove unnecessary parts of the object. Hope that helps.

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VIZIOEN

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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 03:03:56 PM »
I see what you mean, and here I was thinking there would be a less cumbersome way.

@Itoo, there should be an option that you can move the whole railclone indepedent from the clipping area so you could align more easily.

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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 09:55:24 AM »
Hi, you also can offset all segments using the Clipping->Expand parameter.
Actually it's not possible to control X/Y size separately, but we have plans to include this possibility.
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VIZIOEN

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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 12:05:53 PM »
Hi, you also can offset all segments using the Clipping->Expand parameter.
Actually it's not possible to control X/Y size separately, but we have plans to include this possibility.

Has this been introduced yet, because I need this a lot and I end up having to do all this cumbersome steps to fix issues that can be easily fixed with a X / Y offset feature.

Edit: I can see an X/Y offset feature but that just moves the whole railclone. When using clipping area it leaves 2 blank spaces if you use both X/Y. So not useful as this is the same as moving the segment.

Edit2: I found that raising the expand % in conjunction fixed the gap issues then. But I'm still convinced that a simple X/Y offset without the gaps and without fiddling with expand % should be included.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 12:30:21 PM by VIZIOEN »

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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 01:15:06 PM »
Yes, Your Edit 1 and Edit2.
What else You would like to have ?

Maybe You could share an example? I am not sure I understand what gaps You are referring.
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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 01:57:13 PM »
I am not sure I understand what gaps You are referring to.

He`s referring on missing segments near the spline`s borders that can occur and can be fixed by expand parameter.

+1 for X/Y offset
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 01:59:06 PM by Dragan »

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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 03:06:19 PM »
I don't consider them "missing". They are absent by design.
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Re: RC Clipping Area, Offset
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 04:06:25 PM »
Yes, You are right. I agree.
RC is usually fully predictable in results.