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Marksman

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Padding and alignment along spline
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:43:22 AM »
Hi Rokas, thanks again for helping me with the piano hair a while back. That was really helpful.

I am doing something similar and would appreciate your help on this too.

The image on the left is what I have so far, although I am having trouble getting the padding and alignment the way I would like. When I decrease the padding, they disappear. Also when moving them left/right they get misaligned on the other end of the spline.

The image on the right is the look I am going for.

Link to a a decimated version:  https://we.tl/t-NKJ4HDVKpc   (Was too large to attach here)

Thanks a lot

-Alex

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 09:41:03 AM »
Hi Alex.
Can't wait too see Your final image!

I modified the style. Feel free to adjust constant values in red note for fine tuning.

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 10:02:04 AM »
Hi Alex.
Can't wait too see Your final image!

I modified the style. Feel free to adjust constant values in red note for fine tuning.



Thanks a lot Rokas.  I tried applying it to some curved splines, and a helix to test and it acts very strange with the gaps and squashes them. Is there something that can be done to  allow this to be a bit more flexible?


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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 10:04:01 AM »
Actually nevermind, it works okay on a bezier line.  Was just the helix that got messed up, but don't plan on using it like that.

Will let you know if anyhting else comes up. Thanks Rokas

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 10:17:17 AM »
Should You still want to use on helix or it will cause You some problems, first thing to try setting Bevel Mode: None
« Last Edit: October 22, 2018, 10:20:30 AM by Rokas »
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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 05:47:14 PM »
The level of support is beyond anything I've experienced. Thanks so much Rokas.

-Alex

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 09:35:38 PM »
Hi Rokas, could you possibly add a parameter for a twisting rotation along the middle axis? Starting with the base (larger side) remaining the same, and gradually rotating along the spline. Thanks so much

-Alex

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 08:42:41 AM »
Sure thing.

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 05:31:14 PM »
Thanks a lot Rokas! Is it possible to have the twist start at the top (smaller side), so that the base (bigger side) doesn't get affected?

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 05:56:36 PM »
Also I think the "slide" functionality broke, and at the ends of the strands they start to separate

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 06:50:55 PM »
Actually the slide isn't an issue because it is so small. The main thing is the rotation only affecting the smaller end first, so the bigger base doesn't rotate :-)

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 08:57:00 PM »
Illustration please.
That would probably need few more numeric controls.
if You could illustrate what aspects You need to be adjustable.
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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2018, 09:38:57 PM »
Hi Rokas, thanks for the reply. Sure here is an illustration.

I resolved the sliding issue. The only thing I would need is the twisting to start from the opposite end than it currently is.

To understand a bit better, I am aligning many of these next to each other, then when I modify the twist parameter, it would be cool if the twisting started at the top so I don't have to keep re alligning the base of all of them.

Is that possible?

Thanks

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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2018, 09:40:23 AM »
I think it is enough to switch values for these parameters:
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Re: Padding and alignment along spline
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2018, 05:34:33 PM »
Oh wow, how embarrassing to not have thought of that haha. I spent over 1000 hours on this project so far and it's making me crazy.

Thanks again Rokas :-)