Credits: by herbst, idea from ArcLength (john, frank, gregsn, joreg), funding from Uberact
Some of you might know the ArcLength module. It's very nice because it's able to place points at specified distances along a spline.
Unfortunately, it's not spreadable (some of the nodes needed for this don't have general purpose, use- and meaningful spreadable implementations).
Thus here I present to you PathVectors (3d), rewritten as plugin, spreadable, binsizeable and fast.
You basically input a spread of splines and a spread of percentages at which to place new points. See the help patch for different usecases.
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please put this in the addon pack
good job :D
(also what sune said)
add to addonpack ?
Found a bug, which only seems to appear if Helper Points AND Inputs are being bin sized.
The sorting is off, see attached screenshot.
yep that wrong sorting bug happened to me also! was going totally nut XD
chapeau. long needed thing! Finally something to design envelopes.
tagging thisobsolete is maybe a bit overhasty since it still works well and is production-proven. not everyone wants to apply VL to production right now.
@u7angel i've just downloaded it and checked the plugin and it's code.
you're right. but not because you shouldn't use nodes written in VL for production, but because the plugin is written in a very efficient way that makes it 5-10 times faster for high spread counts and this clearly took more development time and brain power than the new ArcLength node.
It does however still have the issues I reported above
@readme thanks for pointing that out. so the decision making goes as follows: