It is with a profound sense of disappointment that I make this post. I have waited years for a decent rooftiles implementation and when I saw the preview video I was excited in a way that a 40 year old man should never be over a software plugin.
Now that I have got some time to start a new project, I am flabbergasted as to how it's been implemented.
I'm curious as to how anyone at Itoo models their houses - because using splines in the way it is implemented seems incredibly slow and cumbersome.
Can someone please explain a better workflow to me - of how you make angled roofing using splines, with the correct angles, from 2d.
I mean this is how I do it right now: - I go to a side view and trace the shape of the facia - extrude along using the front view as a guide - and that's how I get the roof geometry (see attached).
Then, I can come along and just click Aviz tiles and get my tiles on there. Simple.
That's definitely not as good looking as the new stuff you have - with your colour schemes and your edge tiles etc. amazing.
But who in the hell and how in the hell does anyone make roofing in the way you have in your preview video?
I mean, how many extra steps does it take to do it that way?
Or am I missing something, can someone explain it to me?
How do you make efficient angled roofing quickly, using splines?
I mean, I tried drawing a spline in the side view and editing it, and using "copy connect" to extend it the full width - but of course, that screws up the rotation/angle of the model so the tilesdon't appear properly.
So I would be interested to hear from anyone at Itoo, on how they do it, or how they consulted with anyone in the industry to see how they work - because I am suspecting right now, that no one did.
I think you guys make the tile sustem, and gave no thought to it's part of a work flow.
I think you want us to manually rotate and adjust splines and adjust them - bit bit bt, slowly.
And I'm just amazed that you have wasted this once in a lifecycle opportunity to make this product amazing.
edit: and none of the slate tiles have verges on them. What the hell?