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pixelplume

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stairs with landings
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:21:15 PM »
**repost from tutorial section**

I'm really lost as how to setup my stairs with a landing. I tried to reverse engineer the one with the cantilever steps with no luck.  I have attached a PDF of the elevation and a 3ds Max model. Currently the model is pretty much setup to the style I'm trying to make. When I add the corner segment it destroys it  :P . Please let me know if you need more information.

Sean

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Re: stairs with landings
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 02:13:30 PM »
HI,

Apologies for the delay in replying to this one. I've attached a sample file but I think due to the complexity of the handrail that RailClone is only going to get you part of the way with this kind of staircase. Here's the bits we can do in RailClone

- I've added the balustrades to the stair tread segment. It's a bit easier to align them this way.
- The spline for the stairs has been split into two. In that way the second flight can be moved up to start with a step. Without this it starts at the same level as the landing.
- The landing is added to the End input. If you only want it on one of the splines you can use a Conditional operator to test the Material IDs assigned to the spline. In the attached file you'll see I've done this for the bullnose tread.

Here's what RailClone can't do.

The handrail is a separate spline. In order to go around corners handrails often use complex geometry that isn't easy to automate from the simple stair spline. In the example I've created this separately, but there's not a way to connect the two (yet). So I've had to add and edit poly modifier and move the tops of the balustrades up manually until the connect with the handrail.



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

cheers,

Paul
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Re: stairs with landings
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 02:30:42 PM »
wonderful....Thanks for the feedback/help. I will dig into this the next few days.

Sean