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06-20-2006, 09:25 PM
How do I convert a two point poly created in modeler into a path for layout?

06-21-2006, 02:58 AM
Polygons can't be made directly into motion paths. You'll need to convert that polyline chain into curves first. Select points in the right order and Make Open Curve, then convert that curve into a motion using PathToMotion in Modeler.

You probably won't have to select all points manually. Just select two points that are right next to eachother and attached to the same polyline and either use Expand Selection or Select Loop to grow the selection until all are selected. You might be able to select all polylines and then use Sel Switch to convert that polygon selection into a points selection. All this tools have a nice habit of selection things in a nice order.

EDIT: You could also use the Curve Constraint motion modifier to make something move along a curve, but this is imo an inferior workflow as you cannot edit the curve in Layout.

06-21-2006, 09:52 AM
Thanks evenflcw!
That was a huge help

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