What are the chances for fillets with lead in?

I’m not holding my breath for this one either, but I’ll post it here since the McNeel developers at times don’t seem to know what’s going on in the CAD world around them (and perhaps they rightfully don’t care since they don’t have the time/skill/funds to do anything about it either… no, I’m not trying to be mean, I’m just being straight)…

(Timestamp 25:13 in case it doesn’t work.)

PS. The Node based history with re-linking support is amazing as well, but I’m not even going to ask about that one. :sweat_smile:

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Thanks for the link. Can’t believe I just watched the whole thing. It sure shows what the big bucks gets you, something I haven’t been familiar with.

I know the McNeel devs disavow much knowledge of other CAD products, but 90 minutes watching this might be a good influence in guiding their own design choices. On the other hand, maybe they aren’t as ignorant as they claim.

Some of this stuff is in rhino and with better/easier to use implementation. Though I do second the fillets with lead in I was just doing them manually and thought it would be great if there was a tool for this. The history stuff is something I have long asked McNeel to improve on I always hoped history would get a Gh type environment and would be expanded to have this kind of control.
Also the material editor should have an advanced version in a GH type of environment like 3ds max, which also has the quick material editor and the advanced editor.

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Hey @eobet the video is unavailable and I’m quite curious what it was about since I’m getting into surfacing. Do you remember what it was or where I could find a copy of the vid?

It was most likely Autodesk Alias and I can’t find that particular video right now either, but just let me give you a word of advice… don’t look it up… I hadn’t looked at Alias for a few years but I just now watched their 2024 release video and oh, my god… we’re still stuck in the stone age with Rhino and it hurts. :see_no_evil:

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lol yeahhh, I just downloaded Alias 2024 thru my uni; I’ve yet to explore it fully but I’m excited

I don’t like the subscription nature of Autodesk’s services though so I’ve been thinking of developing my own version of VSR (I have no clue how to code) as a long-term side project… not quite sure where to start though hahahelphaha

Besides knowlege of coding you will also need some knowledge of the math used for NURBS,

Yepp, I guess reading this was a good start!

It’s defo a longgg-term project but I’m just as interested in learning the stuff required as I am to get to the completed plug-in

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