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senor freebie
05-24-2011, 04:55 AM
I know this is possible somehow but I thought I'd plant a seed here to see if someone else has found the best method for doing this. Basically I have X & Y and want to get the Z values as efficiently as possible, preferably on an edit poly.

senor freebie
05-25-2011, 02:36 AM
Nevermind, I found ray commands...

denisT
05-25-2011, 02:53 AM
Nevermind, I found ray commands...
nevermind, no one really understood your question.

Kickflipkid687
05-25-2011, 03:13 AM
Yes, I'm not really sure what you mean... You have only X,Y and want to get Z?

denisT
05-25-2011, 03:18 AM
Yes, I'm not really sure what you mean... You have only X,Y and want to get Z?
the funny thing is that i know some situations where the question makes sense. for example - z component of normal map from x and y...

senor freebie
05-25-2011, 05:39 AM
Precisely, it's useful in a lot of situations. I just thought that since I was in the max section people would assume that z was height not camera depth, especially since I was talking about point3's... which are used for pos.

My reason for wanting to cast a ray for this purpose was to plant objects on top of terrain, based on their origin. I didn't need to do it straight away and the things to search for that were obvious for me didn't jump out with solutions in the reference so I thought I'd write a brief question. Unfortunately it seems it was far too brief ... and I found the solution soon after without even looking.

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