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Jose Antonio Dorado

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Spider Glazing
« on: March 14, 2014, 10:05:56 AM »
Post here your questions and comments about the Spider Glazing tutorial.

IP2100

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 01:35:44 PM »
Hi,

I opened the file "spider_end.max" and did nothing but dragging a vert of the path spline, to increase size of the glazing, but it doesn't work.
The spider elements get out of alignment and the glass isn't folowing the whole length of the path.
I think this isn't the desired behaviour?
What is wrong?

Paul Roberts

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 12:11:15 PM »
Hi,

I'm very sorry for not replying to this query sooner.  The RailClone object in "spider_end.max" has a parameter disabled that is restricting one of the generators from using the full path. It's a remainder from testing the style and it should have turned back on. To fix this go to the Base Object rollout and for the second Spline object tick Full Length



I've also attached a fixed .max file to this post.

Many thanks,

Paul
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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 01:24:40 PM »
great, thank you!

Alessandro Guida

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 02:31:37 PM »
Hi Paul,

on the cover of the tutorial I can see that every single glass has a different reflection, how can you achive that with railclone?

I usually assign a bump map to brake the reflection and give a bit of distortion but yours seem not to be distorted...

Paul Roberts

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 04:26:57 PM »
Hi Alessandro,

As I recall that render is from a close up of the curtain wall on a curved spline. The glass is set to scale and doesn't curve within the pane, so if there is a break in the reflection it's simply caused by the glass pointing toward a slightly different section of the sky.

There's no reason not to use a bump map if you want to though.

Cheers,

Paul
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Alessandro Guida

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 06:44:48 PM »
Hi Paul,

ok thank you, I thought the glasses were mapped differenty :)

Paul Roberts

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 06:47:16 PM »
Hi Alessandro,

No problem. We are planning to add a UVW randomiser to the next RailClone release which I think will be helpful for this kind of thing though  ;)

Cheers,

Paul
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renoqard

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Re: Spider Glazing
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 04:02:03 PM »
Hello. Who can say me, how to create the type facade as flame tower which located in Baku ?  :-\   It is simply a rectangular shape of the system object creation taught. But these have to do was to curve. Administrator help or create the lessons that I would like. Thanks in advance.