RailClone Randomized Books

In their continuous effort to make the use of RailClone as easy as possible, Long time blog & challenges sponsor, iToo Software, created a new short how-to tutorial as follow-up to their previous RailClone Parametric Shelving video showing now how to add randomized books using RailClone.


In the previous Tips&Tricks episode we looked at using RailClone to create parametric shelves. In this tutorial we’ll continue to use RailClone to populate these shelves with randomised books. There are many possible approaches for creating the distribution path for the books, but this tutorial will focus on using a one dimensional array with splines positioned along the rear of each shelf. This is ideal where the shelving is of unequal heights. Alternatively if the shelves are evenly spaced it is possible to use the same technique in a 2D array to automatically create all the shelving based on simple height and width dimensions. Please see the scene files for examples of both techniques.

Go ahead and check the RailClone Randomized Books page now…

The files that come with this series are compatible with 3DS Max 2010 – 2013, and RailClone Pro 2.1.

Make sure you check the readme file that comes with this scene for the terms of use.