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Re: Suggestions for RailClone Tips&Tricks tutorials
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2018, 12:06:10 PM »
Feature - Segments Align

Aligning (left, right, top, bottom) elements inside Style Editor.

I know that adding multiple segments deploy them in an array and we can keep it using Note but in further adjustments, it is often difficult to keep simple order inside RC schemes. If such feature already exists, please let me know where can I find it.

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Re: Suggestions for RailClone Tips&Tricks tutorials
« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2018, 11:32:18 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion, it's added to our wishlist.

All the best,

Paul
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Re: Suggestions for RailClone Tips&Tricks tutorials
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2018, 04:11:35 PM »
Some time ago now, I mentioned creating curved roofing using Railclone. I wonder if it will ever be possible, maybe Railclone 4 will find the way.

While flat plane roofing, with skylights / dormers, is easy enough, it would be really fantastic to be able to tile a curved surface.

Examples of the kind of thing that would be a fantastic addition, would be.






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Re: Suggestions for RailClone Tips&Tricks tutorials
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2018, 08:50:33 AM »
Some time ago now, I mentioned creating curved roofing using Railclone. I wonder if it will ever be possible, maybe Railclone 4 will find the way.

While flat plane roofing, with skylights / dormers, is easy enough, it would be really fantastic to be able to tile a curved surface.

Examples of the kind of thing that would be a fantastic addition, would be.

All 3 examples You pasted in is already possible with RailClone Pro.
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Re: Suggestions for RailClone Tips&Tricks tutorials
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2018, 01:24:35 PM »
Well that's news to me, having discussed this some time ago and having sent in an example of a curved roof, so that they could see if it was possible, I never heard anything back and have yet to see any examples of Railclone doing curved roof surfaces, as yet. Perhaps I have missed something, maybe I need to search and see if I can find examples of someone actually doing this sort of roofing. Great to know it is possible, but would love to know exactly how i is achieved..

Thanks Rokas

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Re: Suggestions for RailClone Tips&Tricks tutorials
« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2018, 03:44:13 PM »
Hi - wondering, could we ever get interactive font / number text? if I'm adjusting a spline, could it give me a length and change on the fly along with my rail-clone geometry? Could rail clone ever grow to not just be parametric models but more of a grasshopper from Rhino? So many things I want to do but not sure if I could do them currently (not to say i can't use it, I use it all the time!).

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ESC stop modification
« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2019, 04:16:17 PM »
A very practical trick, which it would be interesting to correct: when by mistake you use the mouse cursor to start changing a size value instead of entering a value on the keyboard... railclone systematically freezes max. (amplified by the number of polygons in a module...)
It would be interesting to stop the action by doing ESC on the keyboard....

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Re: ESC stop modification
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2019, 08:37:20 AM »
A very practical trick, which it would be interesting to correct: when by mistake you use the mouse cursor to start changing a size value instead of entering a value on the keyboard... railclone systematically freezes max. (amplified by the number of polygons in a module...)
It would be interesting to stop the action by doing ESC on the keyboard....

Some max operations are stoppable, but some are not. We will investigate the possibility.
Thanks for suggestion.
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Re: ESC stop modification
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2019, 03:34:53 PM »
A very practical trick, which it would be interesting to correct: when by mistake you use the mouse cursor to start changing a size value instead of entering a value on the keyboard... railclone systematically freezes max. (amplified by the number of polygons in a module...)
It would be interesting to stop the action by doing ESC on the keyboard....

Some max operations are stoppable, but some are not. We will investigate the possibility.
Thanks for suggestion.

Personally I never use the mouse to change values, it's just too messy. Particularly messy when extraordinarily large numbers of objects can suddenly be generated, slowing down Max and it's response time, even leading to max freezing or worse crashing out.

If the spinners were more like a rotary dial, with fine a course settings, sure they would be much nicer to use, but as they are, they are far too course and prone to jumping to extremes, so I'll stick to entering numbers / values from the keyboard..

Yes you can adjust them, just as you can for zooming in/out, using the mouse wheel, but while I love Max and wouldn't change to another platform, for all the money in the world, it has a clunkiness to it, that some find ways around and others get frustrated over.

Took me many years to get used to it's sometimes antiquated behaviour, but I refuse to give up on it, it's like an very old friend, who I know almost as well as myself. Sure they'll screw up once and a while, but that's life and you just move on.