How to draw/modify a spline in COFFEE?



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    On 12/05/2007 at 04:32, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   10 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   
    Language(s) :   C.O.F.F.E.E  ;

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        Hello
    I'm trying to modify an existing linear spline by its coffee tag. This is how far I got:

      
    main(doc,Kurve) {  
    //Number of Spline points  
    var Punkte = 10;  
    // pointer to Container of Kurve  
    var KC = Kurve->GetContainer();  
      
    // fill array with canned data  
    var KPunkt = new (array,3,Punkte);  
    var k,j;  
      
    for (j=0; j<Punkte; j++){  
        for (k=0; k<3; k++){  
            KPunkt [k][j] = k + j + k*j;  
        }  
    }  
    // put points into Container  
    KC->SetData(116,Punkte);  
    }
    

    Now how can I get the KPunkt array to adding points to the actual spline, redefining and drawing it?

    Thanks for any help,
    Wind



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    On 12/05/2007 at 07:03, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    A Spline is an object - a SplineObject derived from PointObject. To modify the points, you should get the vector point array from it and modify the array elements.

    It gets even more fun if you need to change the number of points. This requires VariableChanged (see the COFFEE docs - with examples).



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    On 14/05/2007 at 06:16, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Changing the structure of the geometry (pointcount,polygoncount) is not allowed in a COFFEE tag. To do stuff like this you have to use the C++ API.

    To change the points positions you have to use the GetPoints and SetPoints member functions of the PointObject class. There is an example in the COFFEE docu.

    cheers,
    Matthias



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    On 14/05/2007 at 10:27, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    You're no fun... ;)



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    On 14/05/2007 at 16:37, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    hi,

    Windreaper did you already find the 'subspline' expression in the content browser?
    This might give you a better idea how to go about it: by referencing.

    hth, frank


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