Itoo Software Forum

Author Topic: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work  (Read 275 times)

Michael Betke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 41
Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« on: March 12, 2021, 09:41:53 AM »
I try to modify one of the roof presets using different tiles.
It works somehow. Now I need to tweak the gaps between the tiles using padding parameter.
But no value works. There is no change no matter what number I enter.


Paul Roberts

  • iToo Software
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1990
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 09:45:31 AM »
Hi Michael,

Are you using the Padding parameters found in the Macro's properties? The will override anything that you enter on the Segment itself.

Thanks,

Paul.
Paul Roberts
iToo Software

Michael Betke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 41
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2021, 10:05:39 AM »
Only the Tile Side padding. There is no for other directions.


Rokas

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3324
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 12:38:15 PM »
If You could attach Your max file and tell what You are trying to achieve- we could take a deeper look.
Rokas

Michael Betke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 41
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 01:08:44 PM »
I just try to use the Roof Macro to build a simple roof with two verges.

The tiles to the left and right fit well. But The need to be more shifted towards each other. Like 5cm or so.

I attached the file. :)

Rokas

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3324
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 02:05:21 PM »
Hi Michael, thank You for the file.
Maybe in this case You dont need a macro? maybe simple generator will do the trick:



Hope this helps
Rokas

Michael Betke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 41
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 11:35:41 AM »
Thanks! It's what I was looking for. :)

But somehow I thought the Roof Macro replaces the Array solution.

Paul Roberts

  • iToo Software
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1990
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 09:18:04 AM »
Hi Michael,

the roofing macro is designed for tiles that are rotated slightly so that they overlap one another. When you increase the angle. the macro uses the tile's thickness to automatically calculate the top padding required. Your style is a little different because the tiles interlock rather than overlap, so in this case it wasn't suitable. I hope that helps.

Paul
Paul Roberts
iToo Software

Michael Betke

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 41
Re: Roof Tiles Macro: Padding don't work
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 09:24:41 AM »
Yes it helps. Thanks for your explanation. Have a nice day :)