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Old 15-06-2003, 02:28 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to draw simple straight lines with hard corners without messing around with curve points at all?
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You can double click on the CV Curve tool and choose a Linear curve degree for hard corners.
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Excellent!

However, what if I want to mix hard worners, and curved corners on the same line?
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If I'm not mistaken, with the tool options window open, you can switch as you are creating it. I'm not sure about that though. There is also a curve editing tool whose name escapes me that can be accessed through the Edit Curves menu that can adjust the curvature of different parts of the curve.
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You can also click the same point more than once to "sharpen" a point.

Tho that could mess with parameterization I think...maybe not...
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Also UV placement will get f*cked up. You get a distortion near the corner. If you can overcome this obstacle on texturing you could have it done.

As far as I know, when dealing with 3rd degree curves, you won´t have a chance at good corners unless you click three times (point-snap) on the same point. It is a problemn inherent to Nurbs curves.

Another approach might be to stitch together two patches (One made of 3rd degree curves .. with the corner´s one made in 1 degree ones.) Be sure to follow the rules for Nurbs patching somewhere around the Birail posts in the Nurbs forum.
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