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IMI
08-22-2009, 02:43 AM
Is there a way in Modeler to snap a selection of points to a curve?
Or a 3rd party plugin?
If that's not clear enough, I want to be able to draw a spline in a specific shape and have a row of points snap to it, relative to its shape along the curve.
Thanks. :)

probiner
08-22-2009, 03:55 AM
http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/Cfit/ http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/Cform/

PICTRIX saves the day again. all that "c_" section is for curves http://www.pictrix.jp/?page_id=81

Cheers

Edit: they weren't showing in LwpluginDB. but as for lots of plugins that use the existing mesh data to edit it PICTRIX is always a good way to look for.

IMI
08-22-2009, 04:10 AM
Very nice, thank you!

Yeah, I didn't think of Pictrix. I don't mind looking for things I need, not at all, but I figured I'd put the question out there and see what turned up. Sort of like fishing. ;)
I have a big project I'm working on and the point snap part is just a small part of it which I haven't gotten to yet. I didn't want to take the time to do a search since I don't need it yet and I have other things to do.
If I hadn't reeled anything in by the end of the day, I would have done an extensive search. ;)

Thanks again. :)

Edit:
So yet another useful tool lacking in Modeler and requiring a 3rd party solution, as version after version gives us new ways to bevel. ;)

IMI
08-22-2009, 10:55 AM
By the way, that "Cfit" works exactly perfectly for what I wanted.
Better yet it's an lscript and not a compiled plugin, so it works in 64 bit LW and I don't have to go installing 32 bit just for this.
So thanks again, you saved my weekend! :thumbsup:

SplineGod
08-22-2009, 07:37 PM
You might also try LWs spline guide tool.

IMI
08-22-2009, 09:27 PM
You might also try LWs spline guide tool.

I think you're just biased towards splines. :D

Nah, just kidding. I didn't even think of that, and I don't think I've ever used it before. Thanks for that though and I'll give it a try. :)

SplineGod
08-22-2009, 10:32 PM
Onlyl when it makes sense to :)
Splineguide does a lot of cool things. Definately wroth checking out :)

probiner
08-23-2009, 12:48 AM
Oh right... Spline Guide does do the trick too in bend mode.

C_Form, C_Fit and C_Bend (http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/Cbend/) vantage is that you can choose how the distribution of the points over the curve is going to be and moves them 3D altough you can lock on one axis like spline guide.
Just make sure you select the right order of points save the model before using the Lscript.

Cheers

SplineGod
08-23-2009, 05:49 AM
splineguide also allows a separate spline to act as a deformer and I dont believe it has to be along one axis. :)

probiner
08-23-2009, 06:52 AM
Well not axis, but plane defined by the axis, in this case X (YoZ)
But actually ok.. spline guide doesnt stay perfectly on the plane, like in the image :P

Spline Guide is a great multi-purpose tool but in this particular task i think Pictrix plugs can do a good job. Spline Guide is faster and interactive but less options in the distribution of the points.

Cheers

PS: what you mean by "splineguide also allows a separate spline to act as a deformer"?

IMI
08-23-2009, 07:44 AM
Oh right... Spline Guide does do the trick too in bend mode.

C_Form, C_Fit and C_Bend (http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/Cbend/) vantage is that you can choose how the distribution of the points over the curve is going to be and moves them 3D altough you can lock on one axis like spline guide.
Just make sure you select the right order of points save the model before using the Lscript.

Cheers

Ooh, that C_Bend looks cool too. Thanks.
That's a plugin though, not an lscript. Looks like I'll be installing 32 bit LW after all. That one definitely looks worth it though. :thumbsup: