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cloning polygons inside of a mesh
show user profile  npcph
i have a building that i am playing around with. i want to create some window details and clone them allong the entire height of the building. i normally would create mulitple copies of the mesh and then attach. but i was watching this video and that software has the ability to clone the polygons. i have max 7 and wasn't able to figure out if it was possible in Max? in the video, it is about 1/6th of the way into the video where they do the cloning.
thanks for the help.

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3/18/2009 8:02:09 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:02:09 AM)
show user profile  toldaddy
Use the array tool with the preview box selected, or just hold shift and move the object along the axis you want.

I hate that jing does embed. Am I missing something?
This is why I have a grotey shrine I worship daily.

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3/18/2009 8:08:10 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:33:13 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
Modo is the name of the software he's using - incase you're wondering.

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3/18/2009 8:17:28 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:17:28 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Toldaddy: you need to go to 'customise keys' (or whatever its called) and add a new button then assign the embed function to it. they just took the embed button off by default not entirely

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3/18/2009 8:26:18 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:26:18 AM)
show user profile  npcph
thanks for the replies. Toldaddy, it looks like box that you were arraying was a seperate object from the building. I want to be able to keep the whole thing as one object. the Shift and drag worked, but it isn't very accurate. was hoping for an array option so i could controll the distance of the spacing.

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3/18/2009 8:33:10 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:33:10 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
Is there some specific reason why you can't attach them as single object after cloning ?

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3/18/2009 8:58:19 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 8:58:19 AM)
show user profile  toldaddy
whoops, forgot that minor detail. yeah I can't find a way to do it. I'm sure a scripting genius could come up with something. That's kinda irritating now that I think about it, it should just work. Sorry man.

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3/18/2009 9:28:42 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 9:28:42 AM)
show user profile  npcph
yeah, because i like to be difficult:)

Acutally, no reason other then it looked like a pretty quick way to do it. I could just make the cross section and clone, attach and bridge, but i thought i could learn something new as well as cut down a couple of steps.

thanks for the help toldaddy.

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3/18/2009 11:00:48 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 11:00:48 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin

Modo has some nice features... I played with the demo for a while, but jumping from Silo3d (minimal interface) to Modo (interface covers 70 % of screen) was bit too much at the time.

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3/18/2009 11:22:57 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 11:22:57 AM)
show user profile  Amish bob
can't you just include the area up to where the next clone will be in your cloning? then you get the height as you want it

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3/18/2009 11:30:00 AM (last edit: 3/18/2009 11:30:00 AM)
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