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Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Creator
Creator

Trying to go about making a guitar fretboard using the pattern feature and an expression - however I'm not sure how the expression would go.   Any advice would be great.  Ultimately would like to do something like this: http://www.mykaguitars.com/instruments/121/121-010.jpg

 

thanks!

 

 

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Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

What version of NX are you running?

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

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Creator
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Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Genius
Genius

Pattern_increment.png

If you have a simple increment you can just key in the "growth rate". This means that the distance between every pattern instance will grow by 20 (mm).

Spoken in math it will be something like d(n+1) = d(n) + x; x is my 20 and d(n0) is my first distance set up in the pattern dialog.

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Creator
Creator
Thanks for this - I understand the concept but not sure how to set up the expression in NX - any chance for a screen capture/share?

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

Having entered your desired count and a starting pitch value, select the Pattern Increment icon:

pattern-increment.jpg

Highlight the Pattern direction parameter and select "Add new set":

Increment-AddNewSet.jpg

Enter in the desired incremental value and choose OK to return to the Pattern Feature dialog:

Enter-Increment.jpg

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Creator
Creator

hey @josch and @BenBroad - thanks for the responses!  I was looking at your replies via email and I didn't see the screen captures - totally appreciate it!  I'm using NX for MAC and it doesn't appear to have the increment option in pattern feature.  Am I missing it somehow?

 

Screenshot 2015-08-20 09.12.23.png

 

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

It's hidden for your convenience Smiley Wink

Click on the Dialog Options icon at the bottom of the dialog and choose "Pattern Feature (More)":

PatternDialogMoreOptions.jpg

PatternDialogWithIncrement.jpg

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Creator
Creator

Ok I see it now.  Cool - a couple more questions: is there a way to have it decrement instead of increment?  Also, how could you have this affect other properties - like scaling or rotation?  thanks

Re: Fretboard / Decreasing Distance Over Space in Pattern Expression

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Just use a negative value.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA