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Michael Betke

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Roof border
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:32:54 AM »
I'm struggling with a very basic problem. It's a bit embarrassing…

All I would like to do is a simple metal border around a flat roof.
The long metal strip always starts at the corner. But it should start after the corner piece.
When I use the "Evenly" distribution all metal strips look really messed up and wrong.
I also can't get the inner corner working.

Already tried to take a look at the guttering Style but it's so cluttered and complex that I gave up.

Attached a sample .max file with the basic Style.

Dragan

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Re: Roof border
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 09:58:41 AM »
Hi
I exposed some parameters. I reset to 0 your initial Random Transforms on Default Segment but You can re-enter on Transform Node.
Please let me know if this works for you.
Best Regards.

Michael Betke

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Re: Roof border
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 10:28:27 AM »
Thanks a lot. Awesome solution! I try to understand what you did there. :)

What is the "null" segment for?

Seems I have a lot to learn about the transforms.

Dragan

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Re: Roof border
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 10:34:25 AM »
The null is to make a gap. It is basically an empty segment placed on the Evenly position to make a gap on the even distance (Size is controlled by Fixed X size parameter).
Compose create Sequence like Gap+Segment+Gap to make a gap between Corner and Defaults.
Basically, it is always better to leave Segment without random/size transforms and to add a Transform node. That way you can use the same segment for different Generator inputs.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2021, 11:40:00 AM by Dragan »