[Bf-committers] Individual Faces extrude

Campbell Barton cbarton at metavr.com
Wed Sep 29 01:53:50 CEST 2004

Hi, I know this is a time where developers are probably doing lots of 
stuff anyway and dont especialy need extra advice but...

It would be nice to have a grab mode that works like the extrude mode 
now does.

Grab allong normals- I propose Grab: Gkey then Nkey

N for normals, just like there are X/Y and Z atm.
- Cam

joeedh wrote:

> Campbell Barton wrote:
>> Hi joeedh, your probably aware of this but I thaught mabe  I should 
>> comment.
>> Extruding allong the face normal is not always desired, with your 
>> patch its difficuled not to.
>> solution,
>> 1) Extrude, then execute and grab.
>> 2) Extrude, then use the tab keys for numeric input
> I believe the idea is to click (cancel the normal grab), then 
> grab/rot/scale normally.  Also, the extrusion is done along the 
> vertices still--no one has implemented a TransFace as yet--so the 
> vertex normals has to be modified for this to work (for both the 
> normal extrusion and my individual patch).
>> Mabe the best solution would be to have Ekey a hot key while in 
>> extrude mode-
>> E could toggle extruding allong normals.
> This would work, so long as the normals weren't recalculated (which 
> they arn't, so long as you don't leave editmode [I think]).  Remember 
> that vertex normals are the average of their surrounding face normals, 
> so if they get recalculated. . .
>> Also your patch makes hitting X/Y/Z usless while in normal mode, 
>> mabythey could be implimented in a normal relative way, tho I dont 
>> know how best to define the point of rotation about the normal (X/Y-  
>> Assuming Z is allong the normal)
> Talk to whoever wrote the normal grabbing mode--I merely slightly 
> modified it to work with individual faces extrude.  On the other hand, 
> it's possible it could do that the way it was before.
>> It would be nice if Rotating directly after an extrude would rotate 
>> about the normal- (R then could switch between normal & view-matrix)
> No idea how to do that.
> joeedh
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Campbell J Barton

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