Make a MoSpline out of an Edge Selection?

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Old 04 April 2017   #1
Make a MoSpline out of an Edge Selection?

Any ideas how to create a spline/mospline out of an edge selection? Seems like it should be easy, but my brain is blank...
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Old 04 April 2017   #2
Select the Edge, Shift + C > Edge to Spline
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Old 04 April 2017   #3
A user cannot run Edge to Spline on an Edge Selection Tag. The user would have to Make Editable first on the object, which is not desirable.

You are welcome to experiment on my sample project.
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Old 04 April 2017   #4
You "might" be able to put that setup in a correction deformer and then manually select your edges from that. C4D is chugging now so cant test. The correction deformer lets you turn paramteric/generated stuff into geeometry while still retaining the paramteric aspexct. I think.
Old 04 April 2017   #5
Easy peasy...

So, all you have to do is the following:

1. Make a straight editable spline segment aligned on it's Y axis
2. Make a Cloner and set that spline segment as a child
3. Set the cloner to Object mode, drag in the Voronoi and drag the edge selection into the "Selection" link
4. Make the offset 50% (as the Axis of the segment is in the middle of it's length), and the Edge scale 100%
(Now you have lines on each edge)
5. Put your cloner under a Connect Object
6. Make an instance of the Connect Object
7. Drag the instance in the MoSpline...

See? Easy Peasy :-)
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p.s. Dunno if it works for what you need, as all segments seem to be disconnected, but... hey, I did what you asked for :-)

p.s.2 It also suffers from priority issues... oh my!

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Old 04 April 2017   #6
Originally Posted by noseman: Easy Peasy :-)

Impressive as ever! That's a phenomenal solution!

How does the Connect Instance work in the MoSpline when the Connect object doesn't? I would have never thought to do that... ever!
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Old 04 April 2017   #7
now you do :-)

One more thing in your arsenal for experimentation... if it ain't working, put it under a connect object... if that ain't working, make it an instance... and if that fails, post here and we'll sort ya out :-)
(fingers crossed)
Old 04 April 2017   #8
Might be a good start.

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Old 04 April 2017   #9
smarty pants :-)
Old 04 April 2017   #10
Bravo "Knows"-man

You knows all
Old 04 April 2017   #11
Thank you, but Lennart put's my genius to the test... damn you smart people :-)
I think this forum's collective genius is getting too much to handle.
Maybe I'll start offering Greek recipe tutorials instead... interested in Moussaka anyone?
Old 04 April 2017   #12
How do you turn the edges of a Moussaka into splines?
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