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The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:09:45 PM »
Hello everyone in Itoosoft,
I have a very simple scene and I hope you can help me.
This is the scene I created in MAX2012 with Railclone 2.7.0. The question is simple.
The first and the last segment must is this sphere.
The default segment is the simple box. The Box segment MUST NOT be sliced.
The end segment “Sphere” must not intersect with the last “BOX” segment.
The last “Sphere” must come on the heels of the last box.

How can I manage to do it?  :'(Can you show me in my scene and upload back here ? Thank you very much. PLEASE SAVE THE MAX FILE IN MAX2012 FORMAT. :)
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 11:46:47 AM »
Hi,

As mentioned in the "To prevent clipping of segments at the start or end of the path" part of our on-line reference guide:

"It is possible to automatically scale segments so that they fill a path with only whole segments, avoiding clipping at the start or end. Assuming you already have a segment in the default input: From the Generator’s properties, go to Rules > Default and set the mode to Adaptive. Set the Adaptive Percentage to control the minimum length of remaining space before a new segment is added (see the section below for a more detailed explanation)."

Hope that helps.

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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 04:58:55 PM »
Thanks for your answer.
But One very important thing I forgot to mention.
All the segments in Railclone result object must be the same size as the input source objects. It means I must prevent all the box segments from scaling or stretching.
Each segment must be excactly the same as its source object.
You may stretch the boxes a bit after changing the length of the spline. Please help me again. Thanks.
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 11:40:18 AM »
I think my objective is to make the last default segment different. but do not change the size of the other segments at all. Can you show me again ? Thank you very much.
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 12:19:20 PM »
I think my objective is to make the last default segment different. but do not change the size of the other segments at all. Can you show me again ? Thank you very much.
Now I can understand ;)

i made it Tile mod. adjusted last sphere padding so it cuts last item
and last (scaled )item is composed to last sphere. it size is determined by arithmetic formula: (mod((XSectionLength-10),10))-0.01 (last number 0.01 is because RC doesn`t like exact match)

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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 07:47:05 AM »
Hello Rokas,
Thanks for your reply. Probably because my English is poor.
My objective is very very simple.
I want to make a sequence of objects , Such as ABBBC, ABBBBBBBD or ABBBQ etc.
Every object must not be scaled or sliced. I want every object is the same size and same shape as its source object.

My initial idea is to disable the slice feature of default segment and change the very last segment to another. But I failed. Do you understand now? Please help me please.
Thank you very much again.
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 09:03:47 AM »
Hello Rokas,
Thanks for your reply. Probably because my English is poor.
My objective is very very simple.
I want to make a sequence of objects , Such as ABBBC, ABBBBBBBD or ABBBQ etc.
Every object must not be scaled or sliced. I want every object is the same size and same shape as its source object.

My initial idea is to disable the slice feature of default segment and change the very last segment to another. But I failed. Do you understand now? Please help me please.
Thank you very much again.

I attach new file . I hope I understood what You need
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 10:50:18 AM »
The very last box had been sliced in your screenshot. I want every box, sphere or cylinder , everything in this sequence are whole(DO NOT CUT ANY SEGMENT). They are only lineup.
PLEASE SAVE THE MAX FILE IN MAX2012 FORMAT. Please. Or you would just save the file in the lowerest version MAX format which your MAX can save, please.
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 02:45:58 PM »
The very last box had been sliced in your screenshot. I want every box, sphere or cylinder , everything in this sequence are whole(DO NOT CUT ANY SEGMENT). They are only lineup.
PLEASE SAVE THE MAX FILE IN MAX2012 FORMAT. Please. Or you would just save the file in the lowerest version MAX format which your MAX can save, please.
I can only then introduce empty space after last segments.
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Re: The sphere come on the heels of the last box, HOW ?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 06:28:53 PM »
Thank you very much Rokas. This is just what I need ! At first I thought it was very simple task. It never think about Arithmetic node.

This is a good workaround. But I will input the size of Box segment when I change the size of them. Thank you very much.

I hope iToosoft will provide a simple method to achieve this such very simple task.
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