Ali Torabi

Digital Architecture & Technology

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Rotating panels along the surface

Rotating Panles

Level: Advanced
In This Video:

  • Use curve controller to change U & V offsets of a surface controller.
  • Using preview mode to handle large number of items in the array.
  • surfaceController takes following arguments:
    surface:surface name –Name of object in 3ds Max
    feedback:transform/position/rotation –function returns transform matrix, position in point3 value and rotation in EulerAngles value
    uOffset:offset value –Increase or decrease offset in U direction
    vOffset:offset value –Increase or decrease offset in┬áV direction
    normalOffset:offset value –increase or decrease the normal offset
    mode:1 or 2 — set the controller in relative mode (2) or absolute mode (1)
    order: 1 to 9 — choose the order of rotation (items in drop down menu) works only when feedback is set to rotation
    data: 1 or 2 — use uv-mapping information (2) or NURBS evaluation functions (1)
    uv:1 or 2 — choose the uv direction.
    surfaceID: index number — identify the surface index when works with nurbs object or choose
    the UV mapping channel when working with mapping information

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    April 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    • November 9, 2010 at 9:51 amAli

      unfortunately it’s not possible now. I’m working on this issue to resolve in next version. I just figured out the same thing for curves. as for the surface controller it’s a little bit difficult.

    • November 9, 2010 at 6:26 amnoorungy

      I would like to move object using uOffset or vOffset argument as a length unit. Like mm, cm, or m unit. Is it possible to offset as like max system unit?
      ex> (surfaceController surface:$surface01 uOffset: 1 ).x
      When I used this script, objects moved as much as object interval.
      Thank you in advance.

    • October 12, 2010 at 6:30 pmadmin

      Hi Zahra,
      Please specify the topic which you need to have more explanation.

    • October 10, 2010 at 8:15 pmzahra

      aghaye torabi az matalebe khubi k gozashtid vaghean mamnun.
      man baraye payannamam daram ruye memari parametrik kar mikonam baraye puste bakhshi az karam.
      mitunam azatun komak bekham?
      shoma tozihati az sakht tu 3dmax gozashtin vali nemitunam bahash kar konam
      age zahmati nist mishe kami mofasaltar tozih bedin.
      baz ham mamnun.

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