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spline expand settings in array not trimming
« on: March 11, 2015, 01:03:59 PM »
I'm trying to fill out panel with hexagons, very straight forward so this is a really noob question.

I'm using the extend option (%) in the array, but I still have a large gap within the spline area.

appreciate if someone can point me where I'm going wrong.

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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 01:22:30 PM »
it helps to fix this by rotating on x or y in any of two segments tiny bit amount and reset back to 0.
strange bug indeed.
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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 01:29:13 PM »
Thanks Rokas, I thought I was going mad... feeling very stupid!

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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 02:08:10 PM »
Hi both,

This is indeed an odd bug. We've encountered it only once before but it's not easy to reproduce. It appears to be related to using planar segments with Clipping, and we suspect the cause to be the Max boolean operations we use internally when using clipping paths. Another quick way to fix this is to give the pavement segments some thickness on the Z axis. I found that adding a Shell modifier solved the problem immediately.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any other questions or require further help.

Many thanks,

Paul
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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 02:23:59 PM »
now the strangest things are happening..

I can't work this one out either.. Simple material.

This is my first try at using railclone... so far I'm not really feeling it


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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 02:25:22 PM »
is it vray RT ?
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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 02:26:52 PM »
no corona (not interactive)

Was working fine a moment ago.. not this

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Re: spline expand settings in array not trimming
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 03:29:48 PM »
Hi,

Are you adding any modifiers to the RailClone object? There are some reported issue with items disappearing with RailClone and Corona when modifier are added to the stack. These have been fixed in the current beta.

Cheers,

Paul
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