Matt Ebb 2006/08/13 09:37:51 CEST
Matt Ebb 2006/08/13 14:01:07 CEST
* Shrink/Fatten for bevelled curves
This is a much faster and easier way to give a bevelled curve a taper, without using taper curves. Each point on a curve now has a 'radius' value that you can shrinque and fatten using Alt S, which will influence the taper when the curve is bevelled (either with a bevob, or with front/bak turned off and a bevel dept set). Alt S shrinks and fattens the selected points in an interactive transform, and you can set an absolute radius for selected points with 'Set Radius' in the curve specials menu.
See demo: http://mke3.net/blender/etc/curve_shrinkfatten-h264.mov
This can be a quik way to create revolved surfaces (eg. http://mke3.net/blender/etc/wineglass-h264.mov
) and it would be very interesting to use this radius value in other tools, such as a 'freehand curve' tool that would let you draw a curve freehand, with the radius affected by pen pressure, or even using the radius at each point to control curve guides for particles more precisely, rather than the continous maXDist.
* Added Shift MMB in the node editor to pan the backdrop image display