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moggbomber
01-05-2004, 02:34 AM
Hi :)

i need to measure the exact lenght of curves in the modeler. is it possible an how?

thanks ;)

Mylenium
01-05-2004, 03:47 AM
Nope, you can't. There is no such function in the interface as well as in LScript or the SDK (as far as I know). I think there is a plugin that tries to replicate LWs Spline algorithm and thus gives some results but even the guy who wrote it says there are is a not so minor error.

Mylenium

riki
01-05-2004, 06:16 AM
I seem to remember a similiar thread concerning paths

re: http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41590&perpage=10&highlight=measure%20a%20curve&pagenumber=1

moggbomber
01-05-2004, 08:19 AM
Thats so great :)

THANKS cause it is exactely what i needed!
i can measure my curbes and it's far enough accurate for me

with your great help i found the SplineLength plugin here:
http://www.happy-digital.com/freebies/splinelength.html

thanks again :D

riki
01-05-2004, 04:43 PM
Aaahh Damn PC only. Never mind, always glad to help :D

pdrake
01-05-2004, 05:33 PM
riki, couldn't you save it out as a dxf and import it into something else that has this function. illustrator? install cadtools for illustrator and it can do this. formz, or any cad software will do it. i'm sure even in demo mode. i know it seems like a hassle, but i really hate math.:p

riki
01-05-2004, 05:51 PM
Thank's Pdrake, I'm just gonna use the ol 'Eyeometre' if I ever need this feature ;)