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TL1895

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Slice help
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:00:39 PM »
It's been a few projects since using RC so I'm very rusty, however....
I'm really embarrassed but I cannot seem to slice the default segment correctly.
It is a field of these rhomboid tiles, no maps, just one white material.
I have my RC setup good, but the slicing is vexing me, lol.
Anyone mind advising how to slice the pictured mesh so I can use it properly in my Array2S?
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Re: Slice help
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 06:12:12 PM »
I would slice it like this:


I would recommend reading this thread and where it links as well.
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Re: Slice help
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 07:14:38 PM »
Thank you very much Rokas!

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Re: Slice help
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 07:16:41 PM »
Those threads were very helpful, thank you again.

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Re: Slice help
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 07:54:28 PM »
Darn,

I cannot get it to work as a vertical surface.  No matter what it just says No Geometry.
My spline is a simple rectangle.  Surely there must be a simple way to make it go from horizontal to vertical?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Slice help
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 07:58:48 PM »
What do You mean from horizontal to vertical?
Could You attach Your Max file to illustrate ?

Maybe You need to realign RailClone object?
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 08:01:29 PM by Rokas »
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Re: Slice help
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 08:30:55 PM »
Sorry, I got that figured but now I am stuck with the GAP size.
I'm currently experimenting with your 3rd method from that post.
I have everything how I need it, but the following.

-gap size is non-uniform
-can I simplify this style for one single color material? (I tried but I keep breaking it.)

Thanks again for patiently helping me stumble through this, lol.  It's been a long time since using RC or keeping up with the forum and tutorials.

Edit: Update, I have it all set now, thanks again.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 10:57:27 PM by TL1895 »

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Re: Slice help
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 11:00:08 AM »
Great. It was just a matter of some trigonometry:
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Re: Slice help
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 06:46:47 PM »
Great reply!  It is much neater than my attempt.  I just eyeballed the different padding values to get it close enough, but your method is exact.
Thanks again,
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