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Object placing

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malta
HI everyone,
what is the best way to place objects (via an object library)accurately next to each other using the xml method? For example like a fence!
I know you can use the attach tool but you will still get some transparency problems since there is only one reference point involved.

Unfortunately I can't get scenegenX to work properly. It's giving me errors when I try to compile.

Regards
Daniel
 
Have you tried to use the BiasXYZ command in your XML file? That should allow you to displace your objects with a certain amount of meters. If you know the size of your fence this should allow you to place them rather accurate.
 
Thanks Arno,
i tried it and it works, although it's not that straight forward as it seems. Let's say you want to place ObjectB next to ObjectA side by side by 5metres. Well the first idea that comes to mind is to change the Z-axis of objectB by 5metres. The thing is that in Fs the object will have moved in the X-axis as well. I just couldn't figure why it was doing it.
Anyway after some trial and error I found out that if I move the object in the x-axis with the same amount but with a negative value (ie BiasX="-5"), it will be placed exactly next to the other object. Hope that this idea has solved some dilemmas!!

Thanks
Daniel
 
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