Surely there is an ‘auto fit curve outwards to best fit points’ method ? such a fundamental basic need.
This below is not acceptable as a curve where it should all be curving outwards except at its base. Alter the point count and the tip loses its shape.
Not sure if altering point count causes curve only outwards though anyway.
Note the kinky curvature this was using the macro script below and 31 pts not original 51.
I am needing to create a best fit curve ‘outwards’ of varying radii through or near the points, an edge of propeller blade shape, so what command or whatever should I use? I have made a button for this macro from Helvetosaur
! _CurveThroughPt _Pause _Degree=3 _CurveType=_Interpolated _Knots=_Uniform _Closed=_No _Enter _SelLast _Rebuild
I have run it and I find it loses the tighter curve at top completely., I have to use 31 to acquire that curve but its wandering inwards and outwards and has kinks.
There has to be a best fit to guidance points method somewhere. Surely such a basic thing exists ? I use the term guidance as I don’t expect the curve to target the points and wriggle its way through(hitting) them, they are guidance for a curve to make a lovely curve maybe or maybe not hitting them, but getting as close as possible.
I am wondering how to use the Python Script, does one also make a button for that and how ?
I have never used Python Script.
However that is for an arc.
I need a curve.
attached the points. they start and end tangent to the first three points which are blade root ‘cylinder shape’
Propeller blade trace v1.3dm (48.6 KB)
Pascal, I placed three points and chose arcFitToPoints and nothing happened.
3ptarcfromPoints drew an arc between them
None of the commands in the plugin do my ‘best fit curve outwards’ though.
Hours spent trying to get a simple curve