I'd like a Pattern on Curved Surface function added to the group.
As can be seen in the attached images, a 3D object would be placed at regular intervals on a selected curved surface (aka CS). Selecting the CS would be the same as done in Facet Edit.
The function itself would work by placing copies of the 3D object in the grid seen when you turn Degenerative Faceting off in Wireframe mode. That's how I placed these spheres (using V-snap).
User options would include:
1. Adjusting the grid pitch, preferably in two directions (long axis and short axis).
2. Choosing to place the 3D object on every grid intersection or on alternating intersections that themselves alternate between each 'line'; said another way, choose between rectangular and diamond patterns.
3. Set a margin from the facet's boundary, possibly two or three different margins (longest dimension, shortest dimension and corners)
4. Set the orientation of each inserted object to be normal to the CS at point of insertion, or to maintain the original orientation (which is linked, of course). <== ADDED
Personally, I don't think this would be too time-consuming to add. I have already V-snapped several spheres to the grid, so I know it's feasible (and, yes, I verified that it was actually V-snapping).
« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 06:24:08 PM by Jeffin90620 »
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