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Werner
10-12-2004, 01:13 PM
Does anyone know of a plugin or LScript that can do "edge sliding" in LW

I played around with a plugin for XSI 4 called "Edge Move" and it's great. It makes life so easy, and I would like to have something like this in LW 8.

I know you can use "segment scale" to slide individual points, but this is just not worth it. I want to be able to choose 2 points...do a point loop select, and slide the edge to where I want it.

this is what it does...

Eugeny
10-12-2004, 01:24 PM
Stretch_Point (http://www.wagglydog.com/lw/stretchpoint/) - this one with Add edges make XSI modeling tool set looks pity :)

angel
10-12-2004, 01:41 PM
hey that's a good one Eugeny, I didn't know about it:thumbsup:

Werner
10-12-2004, 01:50 PM
Stretch_Point (http://www.wagglydog.com/lw/stretchpoint/)- this one with Add edges make XSI modeling tool set looks pity :)"Stretch Point" works the same way "Segment Scale" does. I'm looking for something where I don't have to select point by point to show direction. I want to be able to use point loop selections, and just slide the points in both directions, like in the first XSI example I showed.

huskerdude
10-12-2004, 02:01 PM
Werner - Ikeda's Select Ring will grab the edge points in a point order that segment scale can handle i.e. without you having to select each one individually. Just select the two points that make up the ring, select ring and then use segment scale in one-sided mode. That's the quickest way to move an edge in LW afaik. Not as sophisticated as Wings 3D or XSi and will only allow you to move the edge in a direction between the points if you want to keep the translation on an edge..

Werner
10-12-2004, 02:26 PM
Werner - Ikeda's Select Ring will grab the edge points in a point order that segment scale can handle i.e. without you having to select each one individually. Just select the two points that make up the ring, select ring and then use segment scale in one-sided mode. That's the quickest way to move an edge in LW afaik. Not as sophisticated as Wings 3D or XSi and will only allow you to move the edge in a direction between the points if you want to keep the translation on an edge..it does work when I do the first point loop selection, then add the second point loop selection.
It would be nice if you only had to do your point selection, and be able to slide in both directions like the XSI example I posted.

I actually asked for something like this over 2 years ago, on cgtalk.com. http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=26186&page=1&pp=15&highlight=segment+scale .
The developers over at http://www.daz3d.com (http://www.daz3d.com/pages/dp/development/developright.html) were working on a edge slide plugin, but as far as I know, it was never finished. I'll ask whattawa (http://www.cgtalk.com/member.php?u=17472) if they ever got it to work.

Werner
10-12-2004, 02:40 PM
"Segment Scale" will have to do for now...still would like to be able to slide in both directions tho.

here is what I get...

Eugeny
10-12-2004, 04:16 PM
Segment scale does scale not sliding.
Just use Select Ring from David Ikeda tools (not Select Loop) - as huskerdude said, them run Stretch points, hit Ctrl and move the points along the edge, if u need opposite direction open numeric panel and there u have "Invert handles" button ... That's all. Because lack of real edges u need to preselect two loops to "tell" for Stretch Points there is the direction.

Werner
10-13-2004, 08:02 AM
Segment scale does scale not sliding.
Just use Select Ring from David Ikeda tools (not Select Loop) - as huskerdude said, them run Stretch points, hit Ctrl and move the points along the edge, if u need opposite direction open numeric panel and there u have "Invert handles" button ... That's all. Because lack of real edges u need to preselect two loops to "tell" for Stretch Points there is the direction.
Sheeezzz I feel stupid. I did not read your previous post properly. I tried it like you said, and it works! Thanks Eugeny.

I thought doing a "point ring" selection will screw with the point order. That is why I went with "point loop" selection.

Thanks again dude! :)

colkai
10-13-2004, 08:51 AM
Wow guys - I never even realised this sort of thing was possible with LW.
Funny though - I've only recently been saying to someone else that you don't often realise the power that LW has "under the hood".
Keep these tips coming - this is very useful stuff!! :thumbsup:

toonafish
10-13-2004, 11:28 AM
another great one in this list is "OnEdge" ( check flay ). The great thing with this one is that you don't have to select anything. Just click and drag...feels like LW has real edges.

Eugeny
10-13-2004, 01:14 PM
It's a good one but bit confusing...

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