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The sandwich - shift the height of each layer separately

Radek Vybihal
Booster

I can change the height of the whole sandwich. 

But I can´t change the height of each layer separately (down or up). Why?

Please, apply this for the walls, roofs, plates (floors) etc. Apply for all directions (cuts and groundfloor). Thank you very much. Using the own profile is not user-friendly.

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filip
Booster

You need to use the Complex profile and use the offset modifiers.

Check this video (vertical offset modifiers starting at 19:20)

https://youtu.be/WP9AZeLSJVI?si=ZVfmVaesS6krK2gu

mthd
Ace

I watched that video several times and still had many problems trying to get my complex profile to adjust and behave. It definitely shouldn’t be so hard to create and edit a complex profile in AC. GS please make it easier for us all.

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura

Having multiple fills all touching each other can be a bit of a challenge, but if you are careful and use the TAB key to cycle through the fills, you should be able to connect to the edge you want.

 

A little trick I use is to pull the fill apart slightly so there are gaps between them.

Then I create and place the modifier for the skin I want it to control.

I can then link the same modifier to the edge of what would be the adjacent skin, but because there is a gap, there is no need to TAB.

When all of the modifiers are created and linked, I re-assemble the fills so they are all touching each other again.

The modifiers will remember what edges they are linked to and will move with the fills.

 

Barry.

 

 

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

Yes, I know about Complex profile, but this solution is not user-friedly. 

Of course it is if you set it up properly.

This is all the same exact same complex profile I have stretched a bit to show some of the modifiers.

Can be stretched in height or width.

Various skins can be stretched to zero dimension to turn them off.

 

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Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

I will have to try it again using your tips above to get down to a finer level of control. Your experience and expertise helps many of us when we get stuck. 

Thank you Barry.

AC8.1 - AC27 ARM AUS + CI Tools
Apple Mac Studio M1 Max Chip 10C CPU
24C GPU 7.8TF 32GB RAM OS Ventura