View Full Version : Clipping angles - how?
07-09-2003, 11:03 AM
If I create an octagonal cylinder brush and want it ultimately as a corridor, how can I clip this so that I can have 45 or 90 degree bends?
Ive tried to do this and noticed if I rotate the brush to clip off at 45 degrees then the rotation grid is an unequal number so when I clip and create the other angle it doesnt meet up with the first. I.e: 2nr 45 degree clips dont meet!
I dont mind what the angle is I suppose but just so that I can get a lazy S bend in the 8 sided corridor. Tried to use the 2D shape editor but for some reason the glass tex wont show up from the inside, even with an internal and an external shape for inside and outside walls.
07-09-2003, 12:18 PM
maybe im mentally challenged right now, or just too lazy to read that 5 times, but...huh? lol.
you can use the brush clip tool to clip at a 45 degree angle. use the grid, lol. also keep the sides of your cylinder divisible by 4, like 4, 8 , 12, 16..so on.
and then take two of these (or duplicate one) and you should have a 90 degree bend.
07-09-2003, 12:33 PM
Yeah - re-reading it is kinda obscure I suppose. You may be onto something with the divisible bit though.
From memory as not got Ued on work PC:
Length = 256
Outer dia = 104
Inner dia = 96
Sides = 8
hollow inside = true
However, 104 and 96 are even numbers so I'd have thought they should be ok.
07-09-2003, 12:39 PM
I think I know what your talking about.
An octagon will sit nicely on the grid when the size is right, as Bonehed mentioned. But it's vertices appear off on the high grid settings. (16+)
If I wanted to clip the octagon and keep it snapped to the higher grid settings.....i'd probably move the vertices to where I wanted them first. I'ts a pain, but it makes scaling and clipping easier.
Am I understanding you?
07-10-2003, 03:41 AM
Am I understanding you?
No one understands me :( :haha:
Ive tried it even on a 2 grid scale but no luck. It doesnt help that when you rotate a brush you cant do it by inputting degrees like in CAD. I guess I'll work around it some way.
Thanks for your help Fecal & Bonehed :up:
07-10-2003, 05:07 AM
I don't understand nothing, but have you tried setting 'align to side' = false in the cyclinder properties? I think this will work but I'm too tired to think it through
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