Related nodes. Attributes.
This node generates the surfaces for the "roundConstantRadius" operation.
It is strongly suggested that you use the "roundConstantRadius"
command to set up a round dependency node since many of the
attributes are interrelated.
This node generates constant radius NURBS fillets and NURBS
corner surfaces for matching edge pairs on NURBS surfaces. An
edge pair is a matching pair of surface isoparms or trim edges.
A simple example of an edge pair is an edge of a NURBS cube,
where two faces of the cube meet. This node generates a NURBS
fillet at the edge and trims back the faces.
Another example is a NURBS cylinder with a planar trim surface cap.
This node will create a NURBS fillet where the cap meets the
the cylinder and will trim back the cap and the cylinder.
Another example involves all 12 edges of a NURBS cube. NURBS fillets
are created where any face meets another face. NURBS corners are
created whenever 3 edges meet at a corner.
This node has three main parts: a list of input surfaces,
a list of edge pairs and a list of radius values.
For example, one edge of a cube (involving two faces of the cube)
is rounded to produce a circular fillet along the edge.
In this case, the input surface list will have two surfaces.
There will be only one edge pair, which has a single input curve on
sideA and a single input curve on sideB. There will only be one entry
in each of inSurfIdxA and inSurfIdxB to indicate which of the
surfaces in the input surface list the input curve is from.
- The list of input surfaces is a list
of all unique surfaces that are involved in this round operation.
For example, if all four edges of a face of a cube are rounded
then the face only appears in the input surface list once.
- The list of edge pairs stores the "topology" of the round
operation. Each edge pair consists of a "sideA" and a "sideB".
The attribute inputCurveA is the curve on sideA (which can be
made up of more than one curve).
The attribute inputCurveB is the curve on sideB (which can be
made up of more than one curve).
For each input curve, there is a corresponding surface index,
called inSurfIdxA and inSurfIdxB. This refers to a position
in the input surface list.
- The list of radius values defines the radius for each
edge pair. This attribute must be the same size as the edge attribute.
.radius defines the radius to be used by .edge.
getAttr -size roundConstantRadius1.inputSurface; ---> returns how many unique surface are in this round operation
getAttr -size roundConstantRadius1.edge; ---> returns how many edges are in this round operation
getAttr -size roundConstantRadius1.edge.inputCurveA; ---> returns how many curves make up sideA of the first edge
getAttr -size roundConstantRadius1.edge.inputCurveB; ---> returns how many curves make up sideB of the first edge
getAttr roundConstantRadius1.edge.inSurfIdxA; ---> returns an index into the surface list that the first curve on sideA is from. eg. if "2" is returned, then roundConstantRadius1.surface is the corresponding surface.
getAttr roundConstantRadius1.radius; ---> returns the radius value used when creating a circular fillet for the first edge.
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ffBlendSrfObsolete, extendSurface, offsetCos, avgSurfacePoints, alignSurface, bevel, insertKnotSurface
cornerSurface, edge, edgeValid, filletStatus, filletSurface, inSurfIdxA, inSurfIdxB, inputCurveA, inputCurveB, inputSurface, originalSurface, radius, tolerance
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