[Bf-committers] remove face flip tool?

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 03:11:52 CET 2012

Update #2, multiple edge selection wont produce degenerate faces
(annoying bow-tie or zero area) - which could happen too easily
also - edge data is kept (crease, sharp etc) on each edge rotation.

I think this covers enough of the use case for face flip so I wont be
adding it back.

Think I'm done with this for a while and will move onto other areas.

On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 4:21 AM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Edge flip now works on multiple edges at once,
> details
> - edge flipping tags faces so edgaces edges wont flip about the same
> face multiple times.
> - to have this work nicely on a region of faces together it would need
> to sort edges in a way so better edge flips are done first (making
> this tool similar to beauty fill).
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Julio Iglesias <j at zafio.com> wrote:
>> I work with low poly stuff frequently, and I used "face flip" a lot,
>> but it often gave frustrating results using it on groups of faces, so
>> in the end I tended to use it on individual pairs, or multiple (but
>> separated) pairs.
>> So, I think if you add support for rotating multiple edges at once, it
>> would be probably ok to leave it out.
>> Anyway, to help you decide, it would be probably better to post a poll
>> over BA.org and get the input of a wider range of users.
>> Regards.
>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM, GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> ideasman42 at gmail.com (2012-03-03 at 0018.56 +1100):
>>>> As I understand it this tool swaps the direction of the edge between 2
>>>> or more selected triangles.
>>>> Is this tool worth adding back? - Its very similar to edge flip, the
>>>> main advantage AFAIK is that in some cases its easier to select a
>>>> bunch of triangle pairs - rather then the edge in-between each one.
>>> Yes, it's worth adding back, very useful when fixing low poly models
>>> so every triangle counts, as quads to triangles gives the wrong split
>>> half of the times.
>>> GSR
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> - Campbell

- Campbell

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