[Bf-committers] Mirror and array modifiers for curves

Sergey I. Sharybin g.ulairi at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 19:05:32 CET 2010

Why should we force the user to add this modifier himself? We could 
create derived mesh automatically (when it's become neccessary) and make 
mirroring (for example) absolutely transparent for user.

Bassam Kurdali wrote:
> Is there a possible forth option; create a 'meshify' modifier for curves
> and or surfaces, which results in a derived mesh structure; then you can
> place any mesh modifier on top of the stack?
> note: this will not affect the control points of the curve/surface, just
> the resultant surface.
> On Sun, 2010-02-21 at 22:45 +0500, Sergey I. Sharybin wrote:
>> no final decision yet..
>> There is list of possible ways of implementation constructive modifiers
>> for curves:
>> 1. Automatically creation of DerivedMesh before applying constructive
>> modifier in makeDispListCurveTypes() sequence (and makeDispListSurf()
>> for surfaces).
>> 2. Implement modifiers which will affect on DispList data
>> 3. Implement modifier like "Curve as a mesh"
>> Which of these ways experienced developers like most

With best regards, Sergey I. Sharybin

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