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Meta Sculpt Surface Modeling Tool

neobobkrauseneobobkrause Member Posts: 98 EDU
I've developed a surface sculpting script called Meta Sculpt, which is based on the excellent Sculpt Face feature by @maximilian_schommer. Meta Sculpt allows users to sculpt a surface face by adjusting the underlying surface using point and arrow manipulators or editable/configurable field values. Multiple points are selected and deselected by clicking on them. Arrows can be used to move selected points. To keep the display simple, only arrows at the last selected point are shown, though all arrows can optionally be shown. Movement of points can snap to an optional distance quantum. Surface sculpting changes are presented as a set of "actions," where an action is the change made to a set of points. The set of points and the offsets in each dimension are editable, and support both equations and configurations. A  short documentation PDF is included in a tab of the Meta Sculpt feature document.

The screenshot below shows the top face of a cylinder being sculpted using two actions. The first action raises two selected points [0,2] up an inch. The second action lowers point [1] by 1.5 inches.

- Bob
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Comments

  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 415 PRO
    I like the idea that the sequence of actions will behave like the ordered parametric Feature List we use outside the feature. I'd expect also, that because it will solve in order, we can achieve different Sculpt results by reordering the actions.

    Looking forward to trying it out.
  • neobobkrauseneobobkrause Member Posts: 98 EDU
    @romeograham

    A good suggestion. I just made a quick change to allow actions to be reordered.
  • neobobkrauseneobobkrause Member Posts: 98 EDU
    I just updated the Meta Sculpt feature to allow users to select more than one face to be sculpted. This is particularly useful when sculpting the sides of a polygon and so forth. There has also been an ever so slight update of the documentation to reflect this new feature.

    - Bob
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