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Creating a Procedural Coffered Ceiling with 3ds Max and RailClone

Creating a Procedural Coffered Ceiling with 3ds Max and RailClone

Learn how to create a parametric coffered ceiling, a three-dimensional classic architectural detail made of squares or rectangles. Define the size and position of the coffers using a rectangular spline. In addition, learn to adjust the spacing between the horizontal and vertical beams.

The tutorial shows the A2S Generator PLUS feature in RailClone which includes “a handy macro called Segment Y Role that allows you to target bits of a 2D array that aren’t normally accessible without resorting to an expression”.

If you want to play along with the tutorial, download the scene files from iToo.


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