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PixelFarmer
09-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Is there a way to measure the actual length of a curve?
Thanks.

iconoclasty
09-30-2007, 09:52 PM
I assume you mean circumference and not the angle. You can select the points making it up then use absolute measure (detail-measure-absolute measure). That will give you the distance between all the points, giving you a very close length of the curve, depending how rough it is. Should work with edges too, but double check your work.

SplineGod
09-30-2007, 11:47 PM
This might be useful.
http://www.happy-digital.com/freebies/splinelength.html

PixelFarmer
10-01-2007, 12:49 AM
Thanks for the quick replies guys.
Happy Digitals SplineLength reported it as 5.623616 (not quite accurate enough).
Absolute Measure reported it as 20.6786.

I've attached a screengrab. I'd say HD is the winner.
Thanks again :thumbsup:

imshadi
04-26-2017, 06:48 PM
Thanks for the quick replies guys.
Happy Digitals SplineLength reported it as 5.623616 (not quite accurate enough).
Absolute Measure reported it as 20.6786.

I've attached a screengrab. I'd say HD is the winner.
Thanks again :thumbsup:

Absolute Measure works well when you freeze your curve and select the contiguous points in order. This is important because HD's plugin does not work on 64-bit versions of Lightwave. So YES, it is still possible to measure a curve.