[Bf-committers] Submitted patch to add cap ends setting for cylinders
rogerwickes at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 19 20:05:14 CEST 2009
if anything, I would suggest that for pipe (tube) we have the cad-ish option for an inside and a wall thickness.
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Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] Submitted patch to add cap ends setting for cylinders
Cylinder, capsules and tubes are sometimes mixes up.
Does this new option match the following descriptions?
A cylinder has flat ends, see wikipedia
A capsule is a cylinder capped with hemispheres.
A tube geometry is a hollow cylinder.
If we don't have it yet, shall we add the capsule shape to Blender?
2009/10/19 William Reynish <billrey at me.com>:
> Hi Howard,
> Thanks for submitting a patch, and welcome to Blender development.
> I'll attempt to answer your question about tube/cylinder primitives.
> I think the current behavior is superior to adding more primitives,
> here's why:
> 1, It doesn't clutter up the the Add menu.
> 2, It allows you to experiment with the primitive, tweaking the
> setting for it in the Operator panel (in Tools pane or F6), and see
> the results live.
> 3, Tubes and cylinders are very similar, and the user might often be
> confused and choose the wrong one.
> So basically I think what you've done is great.
> On 19 Oct, 2009, at 5:49 AM, Howard Brooks wrote:
>> Thanks Martin!
>> I hope I didn't put my foot in it on my first attempt. I was
>> looking into
>> some discrepancy between Cylinder/Tube terminology and it now
>> appears to me
>> that the intention is actually to have two distinct types of
>> Cylinders with capped ends and Tubes without. Presently only Tubes
>> on the add/mesh menu (/release/scripts/ui/space_info.py) which may
>> have lead
>> to the todo item. But maybe the correct fix is to just have both
>> and tube on the add/mesh menu instead of the "cap ends" setting just
>> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Martin Poirier <theeth at yahoo.com>
>>> Hi Howard,
>>> --- On Sun, 10/18/09, Howard Brooks <hbroo2008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> My name is Howard Brooks. By way of introduction,
>>>> I've been a Blender user
>>>> for a about 2 years, a programmer (business applications)
>>>> for 15. Working
>>>> with Blender has been a very part time hobby for me, but I
>>>> love the idea of
>>>> open source and Blender in particular. 2.5 looks very
>>>> cool and I am very
>>>> excited about Durian.
>>> Great, it's always nice to see new people having a go at the code.
>>> I think it's safe to say that every is very excited about Durian :)
>>>> Anyway, I probably don't have a lot of free time to help,
>>>> but I recently
>>>> started building from source and figured I would try to
>>>> help in whatever
>>>> small ways I can. I just added the
>>>> following patch to the patch tracker
>>>> for adding back the setting for capping the ends of new
>>>> cylinders (from the
>>>> 2.5 todo list). I've only been poking around in
>>>> Blender source for a few
>>>> days so it's possible (likely?) I've missed something big
>>>> -- it seemed a bit
>>>> too easy. :)
>>> Thanks a lot for the patch, I've just applied and committed it to
>>>> P.s. I am new to open source collaboration so I hope I am
>>>> not violating
>>>> protocols by mailing this list -- I don't want to make your
>>>> jobs harder!
>>>> The "submitting a patch" section of blender.org suggested
>>>> mailing this list
>>>> for new patches.
>>> That was all very fine. You can also "announce" your patch on irc (
>>> irc.freenode.net #blendercoders) and see if anyone there wants to
>>> have a
>>> look at it. Here or there, either is fine.
>>>> Thanks everyone!
>>> Thank you
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