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Klonsemann

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windows again... Not Railcloneable that flexible ?!
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:10:49 PM »
We use RC and FP a lot in our studio. And a long term task for me always was to have much
more realistic windows than we used so far.

I tried some of the RC flows from this forum and tested a lot.
But it seems that for this task RC just dont fit our workflow and needs.

So i stepped back and buid our own scripted primitive. And here are the results after three days. WIP
MaxScript code is just about 600 lines.

I know that a lot of tasks i solved in MaxScript can be done in RC.

Let me know what you think about this.

For better usebility i scripted a viewport layover. When a window is selected the count numbers of
the subframes are drawn. So you can easiely detect what IDs to merge or asign blind material to get the result you are looking for.

FC1888

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Re: windows again... Not Railcloneable that flexible ?!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:34:37 AM »
Hate to be picky here, but those handles in image 01.

Take a look at this image, it shows arrows where it would be ok to fit them and X where they would just not be logical

Klonsemann

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Re: windows again... Not Railcloneable that flexible ?!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 09:51:55 AM »
You are right. The position of the handles and even this nice model i choosed XD should be better.

Klonsemann

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Re: windows again... Not Railcloneable that flexible ?!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 10:07:22 PM »
We start using our new windows in real projects and i overworked the user interface, for easier handling.

Some additional helptext is given via the tooltips.

The first mesh creates a window made of plastic. I already build the mesh for a aluminium window.
For now both are seperate primitives, but a dropdown for switching between is planed.

We will test this for a while and see where we can get this.

Klonsemann

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Re: windows again... Not Railcloneable that flexible ?!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 10:10:10 PM »
The placement of the handles got overworked, matching the "german standard".
Its also possible now to open the subframes around X and Z axis.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 10:13:23 PM by Klonsemann »