[Bf-committers] Individual Faces extrude
theeth at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 29 02:08:42 CEST 2004
--- Campbell Barton <cbarton at metavr.com> wrote:
> Hi, I know this is a time where developers are
> probably doing lots of
> stuff anyway and dont especialy need extra advice
> 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
> > 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
> >> 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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