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Stathman

Cloner Object and Spline Effector

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to align some clones on a spline with a spline effector.

I can't find a way to align them properly when the cloner object mode is on grid array.

The only way I can do it is to make the object editable and then align them with a spline wrap.

I would like to avoid this solution because my scene gets very heavy.

Can you think of a better solution?

 

Thanks

Spline Effector Off.png

Spline Effector On.png

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Is there any reason you can't just clone a group of 3 cubes directly on to the spline in Object Mode ? 

 

581255485_3cubesSplineObjectmode.thumb.jpg.ef1da22b9a326c0318d5d373df2d2231.jpg

 

CBR

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Also, it shouldn't be necessary to make your cloner editable before applying the Spline Wrap.

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9 hours ago, Cerbera said:

Is there any reason you can't just clone a group of 3 cubes directly on to the spline in Object Mode ? 

 

581255485_3cubesSplineObjectmode.thumb.jpg.ef1da22b9a326c0318d5d373df2d2231.jpg

 

CBR

Sweet approach.

This is not the real scene. I wanted to use grid array so I can easily change the number of clones if necessary.

This is a nice solution, thanks! 

8 hours ago, natevplas said:

Also, it shouldn't be necessary to make your cloner editable before applying the Spline Wrap.

I know, thanks!

I was trying to give an example.

First picture: Just the clones with grid array

Second picture: Grid array with the spline effector applied.

Third picture: The clones baked and aligned to the spline with a spline wrap. Desired result but not with this method.

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1 minute ago, Stathman said:

Sweet approach.

This is not the real scene. I wanted to use grid array so I can easily change the number of clones if necessary.

This is a nice solution, thanks! 

You can't use that Grid Array mode and still get it to do what you want with the spline effector. You do have to abandon that, or at least produce a grid another way.

For example what I showed you first was based on 3 grouped objects. But what if you replaced those with another cloner, in linear mode that just makes 3 copies of a single cube ? Then surely you have the best of both worlds - it's all parametric, and you can change numbers in either cloner ?

 

CBR

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3 minutes ago, Cerbera said:

You can't use that Grid Array mode and still get it to do what you want with the spline effector. You do have to abandon that, or at least produce a grid another way.

For example what I showed you first was based on 3 grouped objects. But what if you replaced those with another cloner, in linear mode that just makes 3 copies of a single cube ? Then surely you have the best of both worlds - it's all parametric, and you can change numbers in either cloner ?

 

CBR

Yes, that's even better.

Thank you!

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