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Roof Surface Array Framing w/ Components & Materials

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Trying to model a roof surface / array with the following parameters:

  • Parametric editing
  • 48x96x4 "tile" (sheet of some outdoor weather rated material)
    • Outer finish component w/ "concrete" material
    • Core / load bearing component w/ a material
    • Insulation component w/ a material
  • 48x96x4 "tile" attaches to metal framing
    • 2x6 profile
    • 48x48 frame (grid)
    • Frame aligns / flush with all edges including plugs along the "gable" side of the structure
  • Mitered hip with no gaps

I'm too lazy to plate this up right now, so in the attached screenshot:

  • The concrete / Tyvek textured pyramid is 2 joined roof faces
  • The untextured pyramid is 2 surface arrays

I'm tempted to do a schematic view of stage deck / plug objects, and fake the mitered hip, but I'm afraid (literally shaking in my boots) this may turn into my first Marionette project... 


Exterior view:


Screen Shot 2020-10-25 at 10.28.55 AM.png


Interior view:


Screen Shot 2020-10-25 at 10.29.01 AM.png

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I faked it as best I could with the stage objects to show the missing framing... 


Any similarity to actual ships,

Imperial Start Destroyer, The Super Destroyer,

The Finalizer, is purely coincidental.


Screen Shot 2020-10-25 at 12.01.08 PM.png

Screen Shot 2020-10-25 at 12.01.42 PM.png

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