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James Vella

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Rotation 15Degrees
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:25:05 PM »
Hi,

Im making a weave pattern and have the horizontal/vertical working fine. I need to add a cross section thats rotated at 15 degrees, but I cant seem to get it flush to each edge and also connected at the top and bottom.

so far I just used a transform of 15degrees, I tried a few other options but running out of ideas how to fix these 2 things. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

The setup is using an Array with X/Y spline.



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Re: Rotation 15Degrees
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 02:12:14 PM »
I fixed the flush to edge issue by changing it to a default segment, however I still cannot connect the top and bottom of the piece (assuming its the 15 degree rotation). There must be a simple way to have them rotate and align?

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Re: Rotation 15Degrees
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 02:46:16 PM »
hard to understand the situation without a max file.
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Re: Rotation 15Degrees
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 03:11:22 PM »
Good point Rokas. I have attached the native 2019 file and saved down to 2016 in case.

I have the other 2 Arrays switched off in RC (these are working), the remaining one is the one im having issues with.

edit:
FYI, the splines are straight atm, but I will bend them later, hence the normalized spline for curvature.
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Re: Rotation 15Degrees
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 04:10:09 PM »
Basically all I want to do is have that piece 15 degrees rotated from top to bottom. Every time I use a translate it moves it over and creates a gap. I just want it to continue like the verticals do but on an angle. It sounds like something so simple I cant find anything in the settings to make this work as expected (marked in red below)



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Re: Rotation 15Degrees
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 04:17:55 PM »
Thanks for max file.

That is just a matter of some trigonometry:


Exposed angle for easy modifications as well.

Hope this helps
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Re: Rotation 15Degrees
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 04:52:30 PM »
Thank you Rokas - you saved the day! This is certainly what I was trying to achieve - I would have never worked this out on my own lol. Ill play with it and let you know if I have any follow up questions.