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Mesh hair guide feuture

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:02 pm
by Robin
I think it would be greatly appriciated if it was possible to use a mesh guides instead of just curves, cause curves are hard. Or maybe possibility to vonvert a mesh to a curve.

Robin

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:10 pm
by Surt
In edit mode, under the editing buttons context, in the curve tools panel, hit either the bezier or nurbs convert button to get soft curves. Curves are only hard when they are on the poly setting.

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:10 pm
by Robin
What I meant is that I think that curves are difficult to work with, not that they have a hard shape.

also...

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:35 am
by freen
correct me if I'm wrong,

but it seems impossible to animate a curve.

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:14 am
by megabigbug
I think blender 2.43 make possible to control particles with a mesh unstead a curve (and animate this mesh).
It's not on the release note but I have seen it somewhere in the forum.
There is also developpement to associate physics and particles, great features for making realistic hair mouvement.

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:08 am
by _styken
Use CTRL + H to add a Hook to a curve control point. Now you can animate the curve via the hook object (usually an empty)!

http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Hooks

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:22 pm
by megabigbug

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:00 pm
by Robin
Long time no see. Great to see that one of my suggestions got implemented. Looks cool.