See the top rated post in this thread. Click here. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Thread: how do you break a spline. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Login to Give a bone. I don't think there's a lot you can do other than adding a control point exactly where you want to break it, then copy the spline and paste it at the same place, then delete the control points you don't want I'm sure that's not exactly the answer you were looking for but as far as I know you can't break it other way.
Andre Carvalho. Originally Posted by Andre Carvalho. Don't drink the Kool-Aid Aaron Rumple, AIA. Originally Posted by aaronrumple. Last edited by Andrew P; at AM. It can edit any kinds of curves. Originally Posted by AP Autodesk is affraid we might actually design organic shaped buildings instead of their targeted brick colonials.
Daniel Friesen I could? I don't think so Originally Posted by dfriesen. Well - maybe Miesian. But then again you would have to also buy Revit Structure to get the metal deck running the right direction.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page:. Replies: 0 Last Post:AM. Annotation - Dynamic Break Line dyn-break By barry. Replies: 10 Last Post:AM. Replies: 0 Last Post:PM. By yzhou in forum Revit Architecture - General. Replies: 3 Last Post:AM.I have an object aligned to a circular spline so it can basically follow the Spline, but I want it to be able to go around a few times. How can I make it keep going around? The slider won't go above Is there an easier way to have things follow closed splines continually?
A more complex way for a circular movement would be using Xpresso to create a circular movement controlled by the time. Or you can do it with some simple XPresso. Controls in the User Data to set speed or 'lap count'. For me the simplest method would be to go to the animation menu, select f-curves and choose linear intropolation.
It is most straightforward way to obtain continuous loop without any jerk. Of course if the motion path is truly a simple circle, one could just move the axis and key the rotations instead.
Using linear intropolation leaves some degree of hardness behind. But I was just thinking about the most simplest way of doing the loops, I mean, without xpressos and mographs. I was just adding some more info to it. By the way, I have tried to loop animate here using spline node in xpresso.
The problem is I can't get the object tangential to the path.
Can I do something in xpresso to get it right. Needless to say, my knowledge of xpresso is pathetic. Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Start new topic. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Recommended Posts.
Guest SamDenst. Posted June 16, Share this post Link to post. I would first try the first method. Since you have MoGraph you can do this a number of ways. Or use the rate option as per the attached scene Hope this helps. Awesome guys.I have a closed spline that I would like to open so I can cleanly connect it to another spline.
I have been trying Break Segment and Disconnect but either I am using them wrong or they are the wrong tools. Anyone have any advice? Deleting a point will not open up the spline. If ticking the "close spline" option does not do it for you then use the knife tool and cut 2 points where you want the opening. Select the 2 new points and hit disconnect from the function menu then delete.
Thanks hsrdelic and UFO. Unchecking closing spline worked for one and then Disconnect worked for the other. Thanks so much! This will 'move' the open segment and retain the original point count and positions. No need to slice and dice. Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Start new topic. Recommended Posts. Guest psychochimonster. Posted August 18, Hi guys, I have a closed spline that I would like to open so I can cleanly connect it to another spline.
Basically, I would like to open the loop at a point so I then have two end points. Thanks, Matt. Share this post Link to post. Posted August 19, Under Structure: Edit Spline. It is actually changing the start point on the spline. Cheers, Alan.
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Post comment. Skip to content. These tools allow you to create, modify, and animate splines in ways that were previously impossible. Use them separately or combine them together for more interesting effects. The creative possibilities are endless! Respline Core Features. Spline Mesher. This generator converts any spline into a polygonal geometry based on different 3d shapes, such as circle, square, rope, and chain.
More forms will be added in future versions. Slice Generator. This object slices object into multiple splines which can be manipulated by utilizing convenient control parameters. Edge Splines. This generator turns edges of its child object into parametric splines, based on 3 different options: All Edges, Phong Tag, Override Phong Tag.
Creates interactive rounded corners on your spline edges to give you a softer look and feel. Creates interactive hard corners on your spline edges. Creates an outline based on its child splines object normals giving you perfect edge distance from the original spline.
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More products from Merk. Snap To Floor. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Leave this field empty.I tried Break Segment, but what it does it isolate separates the selected points from the spline, not delete the segment and keep the points. Remember that a spline has direction from Start to End. Take it into consideration when choosing the 'second point' of the segment. The Disconnect adds a second point and 'breaks' the original spline into two individual sections.
ALso tried the "weld" but still when i extrude the spline, it messes it up no caps Also, I see part of my spline point mode white and other part blue, i guess this means that there are two different splines? If you have several individual splines which have been 'Connected' into a single spline object, they become the 'segments' of a single spline object but are not physically joined.
Using the Spline Wrap deformer
The final spline will end up with a single Start and End. White to Blue You can use the 'Reverse Sequence' if you need the spline direction to go in the other direction. The 'Connect' operation can mislead you at first but you will get used to it with a bit of practice.
Likewise the other spline operations. My pleasure. When working with multiple splines in close proximity it can also be useful to give them simple, distinct color materials. Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.
Start new topic. Recommended Posts. Guest moroko. Posted December 24, Hello and Happy Holidays! This is a stupid questions but it has been in the back of my head for quite a while How do i delete break a spline between two points? Share this post Link to post. Selection Tool in Point mode. Select the second point of the segment which you want deleted. Leave the point selected.
Posted December 28, Thank you Alan, now. How can i close this spline now? Regarding direction and sequence, white is the beginning of your spline and blue is the end. The broken segments will now be properly joined into a single complete spline. Thank you very much I'll try this. This topic is now closed to further replies. Go To Topic Listing.
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This rig works alongside Point Autorig to make them even more fun by linking the Spline Wrap rotation and scale curves to your spline's controls, making twisty things a breeze to set up and animate. To use the script: 1 Select the Spline Wrap you want to rig.
This script starts the same way as the Point Autorig, by checking your selected objects and attaching a Python tag with the rig's code. This one has the added feature of being able to apply itself to any number of selected Spline Wrap objects with one click it'll ignore anything that isn't a Spline Wrap. Check out the for loop from line to see how that works. The main excitement happens in the applied Python tag, and I'll go through that a bit here. First up the tag's script does some tests to see if it should do anything.
This isn't a foolproof test as any Python tag could start with that same code and hence trick this check, but nothing truly disastrous will happen in that case so it's good enough for our purposes. If the check fails the script returns before it gets into the more complicated stuff and saves us some time. A little bit later, from line 31 to 32, the script creates a SplineLengthData object.
These are very useful if you're doing things with splines, in this script we're going to use it to help find how far along the length of the spline each of its points are. We can use that information to set the x-coordinates of the curve points so the Spline Wrap curves better reflect what's happening in our control spline.
We'll face the same issue when we get to editing the individual knots inside those curves. InsertKnot 0. If the knot count GetKnotCount is already the same as the null count len children the loop's body will be skipped - having this in the Python tag rather than the set up script allows you to add points to your spline and keep the Spline Wrap up to date.
GetKnots Each of the Spline Wrap's curves has a percentage modifier - for example 'Spline Rotation' is modified by 'Spline Rotation Strength', higher modifier values will cause the spline to rotate further for the same curve values. This is great sometimes, but for us it's no good because we want the rotation to be controlled by our spline rig's nulls - if this modifier had its way controlling the rotation could be very unintuitive. We could stop there and just evenly space our knots along their curves, but if our control spline's points are not evenly spaced then the rotation and size of our Spline Wrap won't match up very well with those points - then our control won't be as intuitive, we won't have as much fun, and we'll get frustrated, possibly causing advanced wear to our keyboards and graphics tablets.A few times, I've had to restart a spline from scratch in R13, as I accidentally clicked elsewhere, and the current spline got deselected.
If you want to continue the same spline, make sure the last point of the spline blue end of the spline is selected, then, depending on whether you want to create your new point along the X, Y, or Z direction.
You'll have to repeat these steps in the above order for every additional point you create. When I continue a linear spline, that's usually what I do. If it's a bezier spline, I often go with what I said at the beginning just draw the second spline and combine both splienes later. The reason being, if you continue a bezier spline using the three steps described above you will only be able to create points that are set to "hard interpolation".
Which is not a big problem as you can always change them to soft interpolation later, but in some cases you might want to just left-click and drag to create points with bezier handles, and you'll need to start a new spline in order to be able to do that. Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.
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Recommended Posts. Guest Julesmazur. Posted July 3, Share this post Link to post. It doesn't work if you have the Selection tool active.
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I'm command-clicking and control-clicking using the bezier spline tool. Switch to move tool or add point tool. If you want to continue the same spline, make sure the last point of the spline blue end of the spline is selected, then, depending on whether you want to create your new point along the X, Y, or Z direction, - first left-click on the corresponding axis, - then hold down the CTRL key, and - t hen start dragging.
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