[Bf-committers] Mirror and array modifiers for curves

Bassam kurdali bkurdali at freefactory.org
Mon Feb 15 03:10:44 CET 2010

I can only answer question 1: I have often wanted this feature.
----- Original message -----
> Hi Blender community!
> I think it'll be useful if we could add mirror and array modifiers to
> curves.
> I tried to add this modifiers myself but there are some things which
> stopped me:
>        1. Constructive modifiers works with DerivedMesh object, where
>        original mesh is initially stored and where new vertices/edges/faces
>        could be added without affecting original mesh
>        3. There is nothing like DerivedCurve for curves, so I've got no
>        idea where I could store result of mirror modifier
> I tried approach with creating derived mesh before calling mirror
> modifier. It works, but maybe this approach is wrong.
> My questions are:
>        1. Does somebody except me interested in having this modifiers for
>        curves (just maybe i'm making unnecessary work)?
>        2. Is it good/correct when we're creating derived mesh for curves
>        before calling constructive modifier's handler?
>        3. If approach with derived mesh is bad, i think there should be
>        some field in Object/Curve structure, when we could store result of
>        constructive modifiers. In this case we can't use existing modifiers
>        (which works with derived mesh) and should write new which will work
>        with newly added object/curve field.
>        4. Maybe somebody has got more ideas?
> --
> With best regards, Sergey I. Sharybin
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