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  02 February 2018
Originally Posted by noseman: Initially I was "noooooo... how could that happen?".
Then I saw it was Joel... ok, that makes sense. And then I remembered, I very often get bested but nobody notices... and then I saw the limitation: Joel's only makes crosses....
I feel much better now :-)

Heres another one using a spline boole and controllers.

I added a sweep in there with a mospline linked to the tracer, but theres some kind of wacky priority issue (which noseman will fix for you) so I turned it off.

Annnnd Im spent.
  02 February 2018
Originally Posted by JoelDubin: Annnnd Im spent.
Aaaaand, he's down the rabbit hole... gotcha! :-)
There are so many ways to skin a cat. I love the idea pluralism in this forum...
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  02 February 2018
Interesting little challenge, Stuart.
Here's my attempt using Xpresso, though this could probably all be done in the Python node.


Last edited by ScientiaViz : 02 February 2018 at 03:16 AM.
  02 February 2018
Originally Posted by ThePriest: You guys are awesome, really appreciate the feedback and files.

Well hey, it's a great way for us to procrastinate.
  02 February 2018
Oh My

And I went to art school in order to avoid math...

Nice one Arik

  02 February 2018
Ha! Hey thanks, Joel.
Yeah math is definitely not one of my fortes, but this one is relatively simple despite the nodal mess.

Oops. I see now where my solution is really just Jops' solution.
  02 February 2018
I do not know how accessible Python scripting is in C4D (never used it), but this is the kind of problem that a few line of code can solve very easily.

You are looking at exactly the kind of layout problem Macromedia Flash developers solved all the time 15 years ago, when vector shapes on Flash sites needed to interact with each other and the user.

It is also similar to the problem of automatically generating a floorplan layout in architectural CAD.

You tell the CAD software that the dimensions of a building floor are 150 feet by 90 feet, for example, and tell it to squeeze 9 different sized rectangular rooms + 1 connecting corridor + 1 stairwell and elevator shaft + 1 bathroom or kitchen area into that space.

The CAD software can then create hundreds of possible floor layouts with different sized rooms and so forth.

Its basically the exact same problem as the one you are trying to solve, just with more rectangles and also doors and windows that need to open in a certain direction so they are usable.
  02 February 2018
my attempt to the challenge
Posemorph version
  02 February 2018
Here's my attempt.
Without any Xpresso or scripting.


  02 February 2018
...And here's my take using a Python tag:

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