Here is a demonstration of new LSS Matrix feature 'Scan for changes inside groups'.
It has a lot of limitations and it is unstable and is able to process only simple geometry for now... Anyway I decided to share this stage: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44695539/lss_ma ... _alpha.zip
Very cool new functions "Scale"!
(you have written "Scan"
Seems you win your personal challenge!
Last edited by Pilou on Tue May 15, 2012 6:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Well actually face or edge does not store information about its scaling (or any other transformation as well).
The trick is that script 'scans' entities inside groups, detects vertices movements and vertices within intermediate groups approaches from initial position to new position. So after scaling a face it looks like faces within intermediate groups gradually 'scales' from initial scale to new.
That's why this new feature works well only when 'interpolate' option is set to 'Yes'. You may try just for fun not to set 'interpolate' to 'Yes' and see what happen then
So I insist that new feature name is 'Scan'
Not yet... The current version has a lot of limitations and very unstable. It's not able to process complex geometry and even sequence of user actions matters (it is necessary to make goup, group copy, then launch 'LSS Matrix' dialog, then edit group and group copy contens, then refresh results). It is necessary to stick to such sequence, because 'LSS Matrix' numerates faces and edges inside initial and copy group after 'Apply' click to be able to track geometry changes properly later during refreshing.
Also it is necessary to edit group contents very carefully: if any face will be broken as a result of editing, then 'Scan' will fail to analyse such changes (entities count has to be equal in initial and copy groups).
So it is far from finish
I am unable to download this file
I come from China, is to learn
absolutely magnificent plugin!
Are you still working on it? It is already tremendously powerful. But there are still so many cool possibilities
Like the smooth transition you already mentioned (in addition to the linear one as is the case today).
Or another one: right now if I understand it correctly, you can define up to three axes for the array (does make sense in a 3D-environment ).
However, I would very much like to see what one could to with several "key-frame"-groups along one axis (see image below). That would add a great deal of control to the tool (and unquestionably a great deal of work for you... a challenge!)
Anyway: Thank you very much for this great plugin. Its a lot of fun to play with!!!
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Seems you can make that in 2 pass no ?
Yes indeed you can. In fact, thats how I did this mock-up. But imagine you just needed two clicks...
And if you have two or more different key-frame groups in more than one direction... then it gets really tricky...
Yes but so there is no limit !
Why not 10 or 100 inbetweeners modules !:)