LDCad 1.4b (win+linux)

Re: LDCad 1.4b (twisted cables)
I recently generated a lot of RJ cables with LDCad and noticed that twisted cables didn't always looked nice. So I made a little experiment to see what happened.
From top to bottom:
  • Folded cable, no twist. The random color shows the nice refinement of segment length
  • Straight cable - perfect of course
  • 180° twisted cable. Looks completely degenerated. Probably some singularity in calculations
  • 180° twisted cable with one end slightly raised. Unaligned end avoids singularity but twist is concentrated in ends segment instead of beeing evenly spread.
  • Adding a 90° rotated control point in the middle gives a much better look, but there is no refinement of segment size.
  • Same thing, but middle CP is offset to cause refinement. Looks even better...
  • When limiting the twist to 165°, there is no longer singularity but the low number of segments makes it look rather coarse.
I remember Kevin Clague telling me that he had a hard time with torsion when he wrote LSynth...

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LDCad 1.4b (win+linux) - by Roland Melkert - 2015-01-28, 23:04
LDCad 1.4b Documentation - by Roland Melkert - 2015-02-14, 23:54
Re: LDCad 1.4b (win+linux) - by Jason Smith - 2015-02-15, 6:39
Re: LDCad 1.4b (win+linux) - by Owen Dive - 2015-04-01, 9:50
Re: LDCad 1.4b (win+linux) - by Owen Dive - 2015-03-13, 10:48
Re: LDCad 1.4b (twisted cables) - by Philippe Hurbain - 2015-04-23, 12:34

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