Sweep1 Preview Broken?

(Brian Gillespie) #1

Continuing the discussion from Sweep1 Roadlike Top?:

@lowell, changing the style of the sweep in the Sweep1 dialog in the attached example doesn’t change the resulting sweep. I like that there’s no preview button anymore, but I’m starting to wonder if the control actually does anything?

(Lowell Walmsley) #2

Yeah, we changed to do simple sweeps when we can now without asking.
Simple sweep only uses one way of getting sweep frames and I didn’t think about that when I changed it.
The frame generator types only do anything when the sweep isn’t simple.
I guess we need to see if we can come up with a reason we even need the roadlike options. I know there are old exampes of that, but the Freeform frame generator got quite a bit better than it used to be during the v5 lifespan.
I’ll see if I can come up with something from old bug report files.

(Lowell Walmsley) #3

I see some examples where roadlike works better than freeform so I’ll add that control into simple sweep.

(Brian Gillespie) #4

Cool. Did you create a YouTrack issue for this?

(Lowell Walmsley) #5

One easy to see example where free form doesn’t work well is with a helix as the rail. I’d like to better understand what causes that.