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RailClone Pro (*) / Re: noisy roof along surface
« Last post by jerome on April 01, 2020, 08:06:55 PM »
Thank you so much guys!   ;D ;D
I'm gonna try this.
RailClone Pro (*) / Re: noisy roof along surface
« Last post by REDVERTEX on April 01, 2020, 06:57:33 PM »

I've checked your file and have made a few changes in order to achieve the result.

The logic that you use for making the model is not the best one. Its better to have the X of the array along the length of the roof and the Y aligned to the height. This is just an advise for better workflow and i did not change it in the model.

Here are the changes I've made in the generator:

1. First and ground-braking is that you should use "Extent X/Y Size to Area" for such purposes.
2. The "Y Mode" should be "Aligned".
3. "Auto align" should be set on "to Spline". With this approach you can rotate the roof as you wish and this would not effect the Array. The RC object will take the spline orientation instead of the world (X, Y).

I've also added "Scale final Y segment"  so the RC doesn't cut the final segment and it fits perfectly.

And the last but not least - as Rokas just mentioned, you should always have a bigger surface so the RC can evaluate the vertices  properly. When it the size if the area and the surface are the same, it is much harder to define the edge.

This looks like a beginning if an interesting shot. Good luck!

Best regards,
Kiril Alexandrov

RailClone Pro (*) / Re: noisy roof along surface
« Last post by Rokas on April 01, 2020, 06:27:44 PM »

I would advice checking out bundled roof presets. They do not have surface but You can edit macro to have a surface node as well.

One note- when using surfaces- make sure it is a bit bigger than Your clipping spline, so it can conform a bit more nicely.
Hope this helps
Other free plugins / Re: install Glue and ColorEdge free plugins
« Last post by Rokas on April 01, 2020, 06:13:10 PM »
To load the Glue utility

    Go to the 3DS Max Command Panel and switch to Utilities (the last tab).
    Click More...
    Select Glue and click OK.
    The Glue utility is now available from the Command Panel.

And ColorEdge is a General Map:

Hope this helps.
RailClone Pro (*) / noisy roof along surface
« Last post by jerome on April 01, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »

i'm trying to make a noisy roof following a surface, but I don't really get  what I'd like.
could someone tell me how to improve this?
please see attachment.
Other free plugins / install Glue and ColorEdge free plugins
« Last post by on April 01, 2020, 04:53:07 PM »
i did a copy in max 2018 plugin folder og glue.dlu and ColorEdge.dlt
my question is how can i open it now? i was checking in the modifier list but didn't find it :(

thanks for the support
RailClone Pro (*) / Re: Random rotation per segment not object
« Last post by Michal Karmazín on April 01, 2020, 04:08:15 PM »

The Random Operator should be set to the Generate on: X Spline Start (as mentioned in our on-line documentation: "it generates a new random number for each spline sub-object found in the X Spline input of the Generator").

Best regards,
RailClone Pro (*) / Re: Random rotation per segment not object
« Last post by Dragan on April 01, 2020, 03:43:20 PM »
For Random Node set Generate on X Spline Selection.
RailClone Pro (*) / Random rotation per segment not object
« Last post by Terri Brown on April 01, 2020, 03:29:12 PM »
Hi there,

I'm posting here as I hope this may be able to help some other people too.

I have some glass fins that I have allocated to a spline...very simple. The top & bottom segments of my spline have Mat ID 1 and side segments Mat ID 2 as I had to use the IDs to rotate the side fins accordingly (90 deg). The linear array uses one default segment plugged into the start, evenly and end inputs. Simple.

Now, what I want to do is something similar to*)/shutters-3771/msg14716/#msg14716, except that I want to rotate all the fins the same degree on the z axis, but randomise the rotation per spline segment (see jpg attached). When I do what Paul suggests in the above thread I get the individual fins rotating randomly - instead of all of them rotating as a whole per spline segment (see attached image). I hope that makes sense! I will send the file separately as it's client's property and confidential   :-X

I know there must be a simple solution here but I just can't seem to see it (ps I cant have more than 2 spline Mat IDs as those drive my initial transform).

RailClone Pro (*) / Re: Rotate segment using 1s
« Last post by Dean on April 01, 2020, 12:14:24 PM »
Brilliant thanks, I'll take a closer look.

And yes, going through some tutorials. I'm still very new to Railclone, but getting there!
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