I have just started using subd and I am notice a couple of visualisation issues.
Firstly I have to say that I really appreciate this new development, and I think potentially it could help me do the things I was up now doing with Maya without having to actually use a different software (and with the accuracy of Rhino). As a reference, although nowadays Maya utilises mostly meshes, I think that should be the modelling reference to aim to (and improve!).
So one preliminary comment is that the _SubDDisplayToggle is a bit annoying because it works on all the subd in the document, while it would be better to select the visualisation of all the subd selected leaving the ones which are unselected visualised as they are. More than a toggle there should also be a way to select multiple object and say someting like _SubDCrunchy vs _SubDSmooth. An additional
Secondly it would be interesting if the “Crease” could offer not only a hard edge / smooth edge, but if the “hardness” could be regulated so to have also all intermediate result between uncreased and creased.
Generally “insert node” is a bit deceiving because is actually “insert an edge”. Again following Maya as a standard it would be good if the commands could be “insert node” (if it makes sense to insert just a node in a subd) “insert an edge” by clicking on the two extremes, insert an edgeloop (but by clicking on the perpendicular edge the loop has to intersect).
An “extrude” subd face would be very helpful (basically pushing out the faces selected and automatically creating the “sides”). If multiple faces are selected it would be interesting to have the option to extrude all of them joined together or individually.
There does not appear to be a way to remove an edge?
Lastly it would be great if faces and edges of the subd could be selected and moved/scaled (I don’t think this is possible at the moment, is it?)
In terms of issues:
- I see that when I move a node or perform some operation or try to select an edge the software jumps often jump showing for a second a different visualisation, which is a bit annoying (smooth to crunchy and the opposite)
- Similarly, if I am in the “crunchy” view if I select an edge to crease I visualise as selected the “soft” one.
- Sometimes when I try to insert an edge loop, even in a scenario that would seem pretty standard, the loop is interrupted at an edge with no apparent reason
Hope this helps!