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Old 18th September 2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default Replicator help

I was wondering if anyone knows how to use that replicator funtion. I looked in the manual, but I couldn't see any info on how to use it. I was just trying to relicate several rivets in a circular pattern for a front rim that I'm working on.
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Old 8th November 2003, 02:10 AM   #2
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I'm curious about this to, I was going thru the manual and had questions
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Old 8th November 2003, 02:45 AM   #3
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I don't really understand what the 'Translation (m)' does...
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Old 8th November 2003, 04:07 AM   #4
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When you press 'go', AC3D will

1) duplicate or extrude the selection
2) move the new copy using the translation values (x, y, z distances)
3) rotate the new copy using the rotation degrees and rotation centre
4) scale the new copy by the scale value specified

this will all happen 'copies' times.

examples:

a) to make a line of 10 cubes one unit apart, make a box, select it, set the replicator copies to 9, set translation to 1,0,0 and press 'go'

b) to make a circle of 12 cubes, make a box and set rotation to 0, 30, 0 (30 is 360 degrees divided by 12), set rotate about to origin, (translation should be 0,0,0), press go.

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