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cloud9vis

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Shed creation help
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:38:23 AM »
Hello people,

I have been tasked with modelling hundreds of different varieties of sheds for a web-based product configurator, there is several different ranges and lots of size variations of each product range, the product configurator will allow the user to choose the shed range/style, the size/floorplan they require, the colour finish and also select from a variety of doors and windows styles and position these where they want on their design, which could result in thousands of different variants of sheds.

I need to create a simple way of creating these as 3D models so I thought that rail clone would be the best approach to undertake, to create a railclone style for each shed range so that it could be applied to a set spline for every footprint size and have the option to link a window and door into the railclone rig.

As I am a reasonably novice railclone user so I would appreciate any assistance you can offer with the setup of this project, if you could point me in the right direction to any relevant tutorials or advise me on workflow/setup that would assist me in this task, I would be very eternally grateful.

Thanks,

Phil.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2019, 11:40:30 AM by cloud9vis »

Paul Roberts

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Re: Shed creation help
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 01:21:20 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for the extra information. I wonder if you could let me know some more details.

  • Is the height of the shed fixed or does it vary?
  • Are the Is the roof fixed by pitch or the height of the apex remains the same and the pitch changes to match the different shed sizes?
  • Are the windows and doors fixed sizes, or do they need to be able to change size as well?
Cheers,


Paul
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cloud9vis

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Re: Shed creation help
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 10:00:48 AM »
Hi,

Yes there are slightly different variations of shed heights throughout the different ranges as there are garden houses, sheds and workshops.

The Roof pitches do vary on all the sheds as the roof apex's are made to be below a height of 2.5m, the height of the lower part of the roof does vary depending on the layout and footprint size to try and keep a similar angle of slope, however this does also vary slightly.

In terms of the windows and doors, there are a variety of options on these also so we would be looking to model a library of these to be inserted into the railclone rig if possible.

I have attached some image examples of some of the different ranges.

cloud9vis

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Re: Shed creation help
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 10:02:19 AM »
More examples