Multi-clone doesn’t space evenly when grabbing a gadget off-center
Stamp a gadget on a microchip
Clone it, but point the imp tip at the very top edge of the gadget before grabbing.
Press dpad right a few times to multiclone.
Observe that the second through nth clones are closer together than the first and second clones are.
This issue does not occur when grabbing the gadget by its very center.
Can I get a second opinion, Jack H? This is not how multiclone works anywhere else in dreams, including when cloning objects with the grid on, which is the situation most similar to cloning on the microchip grid.
It's unclear how this could make sense, to me anyway.
a) This is not how it worked from beta. Until recently, cloning from any point on the gadget would multi-clone nicely and in a controlled manner. A patch within the last few months changed that and now it's much more difficult to mutli-clone in a nice line within a microchip.
b) This is not consistent with how multi-cloning works in any other circumstance. Cloning gadgets in-scene rather than in a chip or timeline has them line up in a row nicely.
Also mutli-cloning sculpts or shapes within sculpts or paint strokes all work absolutely fine despite not holding a shape from its centre.
Why is this designed differently to all other parts of the cloning function? Why would gadgets being very difficult to line up when mutli-cloning in a chip or timeline be part of the design?
Would you suggest I post that this design be changed in the feedback section?
AdminQA Team (QA, Media Molecule) commented
Thank you for the feedback, however we can confirm this is not an issue. The issue described in the post and video appears to be based on where the imp tip is in relation to the initial clone. Given that you can grab a gadget with the imp from any point on the gadget's surface, this function is acting as intended.
Yeah I noticed this start to happen after a particular patch. Seems to be using the centre of the original (which you're actually grabbing it by) and the imp tip--rather than the centre of the clone.