Stretch

Applies to: Curves

Summary: Permits user to specify the exact size of the first and/or last edges on a curve.

To stretch a curve

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Mesh and then Curve.
  2. Click on the Mesh action button.
  3. Enter the values for Select Curves. This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  4. Select Stretch from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select Size or Stretch Factor from the Size/Stretch menu.
  6. Enter in the appropriate settings.
  7. Click on Apply Size and then Mesh.

Curve <range> Scheme Stretch [First_size <double>]  [Last_size <double>] [Start Vertex <id>]

Curve <range> Scheme Stretch [Stretch_factor <double>] [Start Vertex <id>]

Related Commands:

Scheme Bias and Dualbias.

Discussion:

This scheme allows the user to specify the exact length of the first and/or last edge on a curve mesh. Intermediate edge lengths will vary smoothly between these input values. Reasonable values for these parameters should be used (for example, the sizes must be less than the total length of the curve). If last_size is input, first_size must be input also. If stretch_factor is input, neither first_size nor last_size can be input.  This scheme does not currently work on periodic curves.