Thanks to everybody - i think a lot of important points are already mentioned and linked to older topics.
i already distributed a lot of likes
Dear @theoutside Kyle thanks for opening this vivid and important topic.
I totally agree with the wish for
- improved _matchSrf command
- integrated rebuild
- better CV-tools / CV editing
- better interaction to neighbour - surfaces bobis post
- user statistics might lead to wrong development-focus bobis same post
better patch / multiblend
I just used VSR as a trail version once, a few years ago - i was always hope to get a better tool for complex transistions - the same expectations i would have for kajo or xnurbs:
the VSR introduction / tutorials are still available on youtube
I would love to see tools for this kind of star-point like transitions - also from an educational point of view - it would be nice to teach similar typologies for Sub-D and Nurbs.
I don t care about icon-Design, Fonts, darkmode or stuff like this - BUT i really care about workflows and intuition. Working with Rhino on a every day basis this is really important, and a lot of potential is not used. @Cadworx video / post shows a great mouse-over behaviour. interaction on control-frame that we now know from sub-d but not from nurbs (why ?). a lot of functions in the video are accessible by _moveUVN, _SelU, _preU, _selControlpointRegion, Gumball, CageEdit with preserve strucutre, softMove and so on… but with much less intuitive workflows. therefor i really think this video shows a great potential.
i think this forum is great. and i honour mcneel for interacting in this way with us, the users. a big rhino - benefit. But i agree with
and want to add: …and do not teach Rhino in a classroom with 20 students, all from different background.
I still think there should be some more formats to interact with the community or with some power-users. I already discussed this with @carlosperez - i think some of the fine-tuning and interface needs another way to test it - maybe a user-meating where we can sit together and give direct feedback - but also feel free to visit my classroom, bring a current WIP, we set up an exercise and see if the students can learn a new _matchSrf interface within 180 Minutes.
pay and vote feature
I still love the idea of being able to dedicate my upgrade-payment to a feature - even in advanced before the new version is availabe
meta Surface Command
I also already posted this idea - a command where you can add curves and edges and continuities (g0,g1,g2) without decide at the beginning whether it is sweep2, a patch or a network surface or a (new) multiblend.
x-nurbs does this and some other software have kind of boundary-Surface-Command.
i would love to have a “save state/version” in this command, and maybe some feedback - “your final surface was a _railrevolve / _patch / …)” - And maybe a Finish option with keeping all States/Versions to separate Sub-Layers.
talking about innovations - and a lot in this topic is only about keeping up with the competitors. ok i will write a private message to Kyle.
looking forward to see the outcomes of this topic - kind regards -tom