I think your post likely has my solution, but unlike the video when my TC2016 Platinum is in 'edit tool' mode I don't seem to be able to select the nodes on one face (like yours in purple on your image) in order to be able to skew with a delta displacement number.
Also tried the Modify > Transform > Generic using the 'skew' option but I found this really cryptic and I couldn't get that to work either using the TC manual
'Selector mode' in 'node editor' has several limitations, so you can use 'Selector' tool. Skew transform can be represented as a combination of rotations, movements and scales (i.e. this is analog of "Generic using the 'skew'"). Please note: applying the Skew matrix to the whole object will lead to distortions (as murray wrote above ).
Skew using Selector.png
Skew using Selector.mp4
Skew using Selector_ Distorsion.png
In other words, after this Skew there will be no vertical surfaces!. Therefore, I am sure that it will not suit you.
I have a need to skew a 3d object by around 5 degrees (tiny amount really) but I am struggling to figure out how to do it
As I understand from the discussion, you need a more complicated procedure.
- the part of the object must be unchanged
- the part must be moved
- the part must be rotated at a certain angle.
Also, we must specify the way all these parts will be connected after transformation.
It can be done in TC, but you need to use the Bend tools and Part Tree.