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Philbert
10-30-2010, 01:13 AM
I'd like to use Fiber FX Strand Modeler in combination with D-Creations HairBlade plugin. The problem is that HairBlade needs curves. Is there some way I can convert the Strands to Curves?

UnCommonGrafx
10-30-2010, 04:59 AM
Got LWCAD? Tools there to do it.

Philbert
10-30-2010, 05:18 AM
I have LWCAD 2.5. What I tried with that was select them all, hit Poly To Curve, Merge Points, hit Join, then hit Curve to LW Curve. This works but it creates one curve for each segment of the chain.

Like so:
http://content.screencast.com/users/philnolan3d/folders/Jing/media/fd1a8c9b-b713-4619-9196-2a2308e567aa/2010-10-30_0716.png

When it should be like this, which I did manually by killing each strand, selecting it's points, then hitting Make Open Curve:
http://content.screencast.com/users/philnolan3d/folders/Jing/media/c53dea2f-93be-4bde-8814-9637178dd343/2010-10-30_0717.png

The above technique obviously works, but it's far from elegant and would be completely impractical for more than 30 or 40 curves.

Dodgy
10-30-2010, 05:53 AM
If you have one curve for each part, press shift-z to merge the curves into one curve, simple...

shermanlu
10-30-2010, 05:56 AM
I have LWCAD 2.5. What I tried with that was select them all, hit Poly To Curve, Merge Points, hit Join, then hit Curve to LW Curve. This works but it creates one curve for each segment of the chain.

You don't need to do it manually... after you converted to LW Curve, Hit Merge Points then Merge Polygons...those curves should be merged into a single curve.

Philbert
10-30-2010, 05:56 AM
Nope, SHift+Z gives me an error:
http://content.screencast.com/users/philnolan3d/folders/Jing/media/dd965899-66a9-4885-ab8f-8c66ae187746/2010-10-30_0755.png

Oh OK wait I didn't merge points first, so that does work. Thanks.

shermanlu
10-30-2010, 05:57 AM
Hit Merge Points then Merge Polygons...

Philbert
10-30-2010, 06:00 AM
BTW shermanlu I enjoy your avatar.

shermanlu
10-30-2010, 06:14 AM
^^...

inakito
08-08-2012, 11:14 AM
I use a free plugin to convert polychains to curves and vice versa:

LF_PsrHair

and it works great both ways!

;)

daforum
08-08-2012, 02:09 PM
Can find LF_PsrHair here: http://www.vuescripts.com/_A/index.php?aid=68