• Petitioned Cory Mogk

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Product manager at Autodesk
Cory Mogk

Improve NURBS

    1. Petition by

      Eugen Sares

      Austria

Working with NURBS is still awkward due to a number of bugs and restrictions in Softimage and it's SDK.
Since NURBS are and will continue to be a viable geometry type useful for many worflows, they should be subject to an upgrade, which last happened in version 5.0, about 8 years ago!

Improvement list, sorted by importance:
- fix NURBS related bugs as has been reported in the beta,
- support subcurves and subsurfaces in SDK and existing tools - as consistently as polygon islands,
- improve the operator SDK, to allow seamless integration of custom tools, including NURBS,
- add support for NURBS in ICE Modeling,
- add more NURBS tools to allow working on curve/surface topology (attach, cut, weld, etc.), or if this is unfeasible, 3rd party developers should be provided with all SDK  necessities to do so themselves.

Affected areas:
- curve to polygon modeling, like 3D text, logos, mechanical parts, floorplans, cross-sections, spline cages,...
- ICE based procedural modeling and rigging approaches for more complex animations and visualizations,
- better import/editing/modeling of technical geometry like cars, design objects,...

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    • Motaz Marzouk TANTA, EGYPT, EGYPT
      • 6 months ago

      NURBS are essential for modelling non-organic models and precise hard surfaces. Curves and NURBS need serious improvements and adding support in ICE. The SDK needs better support as well.

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      • 10 months ago

      Curves and nurbs are the basics of vector graphics.

      It's a small but imoortant improvement.

      Nurbs in ICE is the perfect procedural combination.

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    • Rob Chapman LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Curves are good and Eugen has been asking for these for years!

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    • Athanase Georgellis JHB, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 year ago

      Need more curves to poly control.

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    • greg zaranek NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      i use rhino for modelling my cars and would love to be able to do all my modelling in softimage. The curves really need some attention!

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