[Bf-committers] Re: EdgeSlide comment

Martin Poirier theeth at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 8 05:19:32 CEST 2005

--- Johnny Matthews <johnny.matthews at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/7/05, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> > At siggraph I watched the demos at the XSI booth,
> and on a huge  
> > projecion wall they showed this exciting XSI
> feature 'edge slide'. So  
> > we're state of the art now! :)
> > They had another 'slide' too, the 'vertex slide'
> which kept vertices  
> > within the plane of their neighbour faces. Worked
> with 'proportional  
> > edit' even.
> > 
> > My suggestion would to check with Martin Poirier
> on moving edge slide  
> > to the transform tools. It has almost full support
> for it already, and  
> > that would unify behaviour for editing quite some.
> Probably the  
> > transform() tool would require one or two callback
> routines to give all  
> > control we need for more tools like this.

> I talked with Martin about this a while ago, and he
> mentioned needing
> a callback to accomplish this as well. I have no
> problem with
> edgeslide being recoded in Transform. Martin, if you
> want to do this,
> I have no "ownership issues" with this code. Take,
> Hack, Recode, I'm
> sure it will be better for it :) And sure a
> vertslide would be cool as
> well.
> Glad to help keep blender on the cutting edge
> (whatever)


I thought about it a little bit, shouldn't be too

Just have to make a special constraint callback that
would handle the sliding. All the edge slide code
would have to do is fill in data structure with the
sliding vector and limits for each selected verts and
the special constraint would use that to move each
individual vert during transform (would even count as
a normal grab constrained to a single axis). That
wouldn't work with PET though, but proportional edge
sliding would probably need some special code anyway,
to only (potentially) affect verts on the same loop.

My list of todo stuff on transform is very long
though, so I'm thinking I could just explain to Johnny
what I had in mind, I'm pretty sure he can do it with
some help.


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