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Archigram
10-13-2007, 12:04 PM
In the 9.0 pdf manual's discussion of the relativity expression language, there is a reference to how you can use "#ex" to take

"the numeric extension of the object’s name, either the
“(1)”, “(2)”, etc.) of a cloned object’s name, or any numeric
extension on an object’s filename (i.e. myobject001.lwo,
myobject002.lwo). This can be useful in setting up a set of
expressions that automatically offset clones and numeric
duplicates of objects into their appropriate position when
cloned (this was used in the “newtank.lws” example scene
to make all the tread links fall into their correct position."
p.384

This is exactly what I want to do, but where can I find the "newtank" example scene to study?

Also, on the subject of the manual--where is chapter 25 on compositing? Is it an additional download?

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Ztreem
10-14-2007, 03:54 AM
if you go to register.newtek.com and login and then go to my downloads, there's a file called relativity content and documentation, maybe that will help.

Archigram
10-15-2007, 08:48 AM
Thanks, I've checked the downloads and can't seem to find the "newtank" example scene. (It's referred to again in the Relativity download.) I also can't seem to find the full manual (with the compositing chapter #25).

Ztreem
10-15-2007, 09:13 AM
Ok, I never looked at the material my self, I use the old trial and error method instead of reading manuals. :) So maybe the files are incomplete, I hope NT is doing something about it.