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summerfun1984_1
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How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

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05-09-2012 05:20 AM
I don't remember.... to break it, it's space+B. But How do I get that dotted line back?
Thanks!
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peppermintpost
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-09-2012 05:28 AM in reply to: summerfun1984_1
not 100% sure coz i am actually not sitting in front of flame/smoke but wasnt it
b again and then click the middle point again?
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summerfun1984_1
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-09-2012 06:13 AM in reply to: peppermintpost
No, B doesn't do anything for me. I get the tangents back, when I click and drag, while holding Space+B, but then the tangents are still broken...
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jaseo
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-09-2012 05:38 PM in reply to: peppermintpost
space + B will switch to break in the edit mode box.

clicking a vertex will break the tangents, indicated by the dotted line.

space + M will switch back to move so that you move the broken tangents.

to 'unbreak' the tangents, you switch to break (space + b) and then click the vertex.

the dotted lines become solid again.

to reconnect the tangents, switch to move mode again (space + m) and click the tangent handle you want to control. The other tangent will then snap to the unbroken state.

cheers

Jason
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summerfun1984_1
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-10-2012 12:39 AM in reply to: summerfun1984_1
Hm.... maybe I'm doing something wrong, but that doesn't bring me the dotted lines back.

I create a gmask (auto tangent on, so that I have dotted lines). Then I hit Space+B, click the vertice, and the tangents 'disappear'. In break-mode, I click and hold the vertice and drag out, to extend the tangents again (they are now a solid line). As soon as let go of the tangent, and go back to move mode, I now move the left tangent separate from the right. And now I'm not able to get the dotted lines back....
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summerfun1984_1
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-10-2012 07:37 AM in reply to: summerfun1984_1
Am I doing something wrong here?
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-10-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: summerfun1984_1
It's actually Space B for Break and then Space U for Auto and it will set them back to normal, auto tangent mode.

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summerfun1984_1
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-10-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: BKM
THANK YOU!!!!
That's all I wanted to know :smileyhappy:
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jaseo
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Re: How to un-break the tangent of a vertice?

05-11-2012 03:26 PM in reply to: summerfun1984_1
Sorry about that. I thought you were talking about a keyframe vertex in the animation editor.

cheers

Jason
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