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Hi,

I'm trying to distribute space between objects evenly with xpresso as the number or the size of the objects can change.

I know what the programing theory is but as I'm quite new in xpresso (and don't know how to use python  for now) I would need some help.

The steps should be something like this:

- sum all the heights in a loop (I found a small python tag to convert my text into a polygonal one and use it with a bounding box tag but I'm unable to create that loop)

- rest that number from the total space I have

- divide this number b ytwice the number of objects I have to get the space I should let around my text

- Position my objects based on this

 

I hope there is enough information so someone can help me with this.

 

Thanks in advance

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Looping is quite hard in XPresso - need to use python. In this file I calculated the gap and positioned each text word at 

 

previous position + previous height + gap

 

words align gap.c4d

 

time to read up on Python lists 😀

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I'll give it a deeper look but at first it looks like what I need.

And, yeah, I'll definitely have to dive into python.

 

Thanks a lot for your time.

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On 6/25/2020 at 2:44 PM, jed said:

Looping is quite hard in XPresso - need to use python. In this file I calculated the gap and positioned each text word at 

 

previous position + previous height + gap

 

words align gap.c4d 422.64 kB · 1 download

 

time to read up on Python lists 😀

That was exactly it.

With some tweak in your code I got it working with my scene.

Thanks a lot again

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