PEN Projection Modifier

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  03 March 2013
As usual, lovely stuff Paul!
Matt Rennie
Sr. Character Rigger
Rockstar North
  03 March 2013
Originally Posted by PEN: The problems with attachments and projections are what got me going on this. The modifier doesn't attach to faces however it slides over them. I have started writing another for sticking to surfaces.

Hear hear! Having this control inside of a modifier would be much much cleaner than the current options involving attachment constraints, scripted controllers, or skin wrap shenanigans.

I also second the idea for some rotation controls, that would be very useful. Thanks Paul!
Debris Maker
  03 March 2013
Know what would be really cool? A master class about plugin development where you show how you wrote this great tool, Paul.

Also, what are the problems you find with attachment constraint?
  03 March 2013
Attachment constraints work fine and many of their limitations will show up in any form of attaching to a face. One of the issues that I have with them is that they require keys to be added to the scene that if removed break the attachment. The issue that I'm going to have with a modifier is I need to deform the whole object just to attach it to a surface even if it isn't deforming with it. If it is deforming with it I need to attach every vertex via barycentric coordinates, this could get slow.
Paul Neale
  03 March 2013
I did a master class on scripted plugins and I had about four people show up to it. I would run it again if I could get 8 or more.
Paul Neale
  03 March 2013
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