using null objects with the cloner object

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  10 October 2013
using null objects with the cloner object

Hi

I have modelled objects inside a null object. I need to then clone cubes onto the surface of that null object. When I place the null in the object field of the cloner nothing happens and I am wondering how to do this?

Any help appreciated.
 
  10 October 2013
Null Objects have no surface on which to clone. They are merely containers and have no geometry themselves. So, if you want to clone cubes over the surfaces of your objects, you can either do a cloner for each of these objects, or connect all of them into a single polygon object. You can do this by selecting all of these objects, right click, and then choosing connect. There is also connect + delete, but since this will delete all of the separate elements, you may not want to do that at this stage.
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  10 October 2013
Use the connect object instead of a null. It will connect the objects into a surface the cloner can see but unlike the previous suggestion it will continue to allow manipulating the objects individually as it dynamically connects instead of destructively connecting them.
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