Getting an Edge angle?

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  10 October 2012
Getting an Edge angle?

Is there any simple way to do this in mel?
  10 October 2012
an edge does not really have an "angle", so your question is slightly ambiguous. do you mean the angle between it's two faces? what if it is an open edge and has only one face?, or do you mean the angle between it and another edge? or from the world axis?

Whatever it is you want will undoubtably be gettable with MEL but you'll need to be a bit clearer about what you mean here so you can get a relevant answer.

Last edited by NaughtyNathan : 10 October 2012 at 11:46 AM.
  10 October 2012
Sorry Nathan for not being clearer. So here's the deal, I'd actually wanted to query an edge's smoothing angle (0 for hard, 180 for soft), then proceed with polySoftEdge (hard/soft) accordingly. Querying the "angle" flag from polySoftEdge don't seem like working.

But then, I'd got a working method from somewhere else, but is rather slow imo, the polySelectConstraint command requires selection.

string $selection[] = `ls -selection`;
string $softEdges[] = {};
string $hardEdges[] = {};

$x = 0;
$z = 0;

for ($each in $selection)
	select -replace $each;
	polySelectConstraint -mode 2 -type 0x8000 -smoothness 1;
	if ( size( `ls -selection` ) > 0 )
	    $softEdges[$x] = $each;
	    $x += 1;
	    $hardEdges[$z] = $each;
	    $z += 1;

if ( size( $softEdges ) > 0 ) 
	select -replace $softEdges;
	polySoftEdge -angle 180;
if ( size( $hardEdges ) > 0 ) 
	select -replace $hardEdges;
	polySoftEdge -angle 0;

polySelectConstraint -disable;
select -replace $selection;
  10 October 2012
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