20 September, 2011

Chequered Tile Object

As I said in a previous post, a chequered tile object is something I wanted to create. Well, here it is.
  • Like the other tile objects, it can be used for floor or wall cladding.
  • Either or both of the alternating materials can be textures from the loaded library or RGB colours. In the case of the latter, you can choose the type of material it will be (Matte, Metallic, Dull Shine or Transparent).
  • In 2D, you can choose whether you want to show the chequered pattern with fills.
The second image lists all the available parameters.

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11 September, 2011

Random Tile Object - Update

Type 2. RGB Colour with variation
As mentioned in an earlier post, I got in touch with Zahari (Zach) Dimitrov and, since then, he's uploaded a corrected version of his tile object to the depository.  However, I wanted more control over an object like this (especially for a current project) so I tried to extend it. Finding myself restricted by the parameters and wanting to remove the usage of CUTPLANE (which I'm not very familiar with), I finally decided to rewrite the entire object from scratch.  Zach is fine with this and the object will remain open-source and free to the AC community.

The only question in my head is whether I should split the single object that does many things into separate ones - each with more parametric control.  Right now, there are 6 optional tiling types and I'm thinking of making this into 3 separate objects. Additionally, I'm thinking of a chequered tile and percentage weightage for type 6. (More images after the jump).

Comments and suggestions are wanted!
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