Bevel Curve Tools addon.
The Bevel Curve Tools is an add-on for Blender 2.8 that allows use to place a curve in the scene that has a bevel instantly. While adding a bevel you can choose one of the four profiles called shapes. When working with curves this comes in handy and it could be a time saver.
The operator of the Bevel Curve Tools.
- Type of curve: NURBS or Bezier.
- Shape: Squeare, Half circle, Circle, Triangle.
- Use Subsurf Modifier: On/Off.
- Size Curve (simple sets the size of the curve.
- Scale Bevel in X (horizontal by default).
- Scale Bevel in Y (vertical by default).
- Rotate. (The bevel around it’s axis).
- Falloff. (Like a hair, a snail, or no fall-off).
Options in the panel
- New Beveled Curve. Add a beveled curve in the scene. Then the above operator pops up on the bottom left of the view-port.
- Add/Overide Bevel. To call the operator again, but you cannot set the type of curve.
- Edit Bevel. This allows you to edit the profile, or shape as this add-on calls it.
- Hide Bevel Objects. This will hide the profile or shapes. It’s a bit a hassle to turn them back on so you will want to leave it as is.
- Convert to Meshes. Converts the beveled curve to mesh.
- Convert to separate Meshes. In case you have more curves in one object this button with convert the curves into separate meshes.
- To Merged Mesh. When there are two curves in one object, this will convert to one mesh, but you will get faces intersecting.
- To Union Mesh. Same as previous one but now the faces are not intersecting. It looks like Union Boolean two meshes.
- To model anime hair.
- Model wires, cables, snails, tentacles.
- Use in combination with the polySweeper addon.
- (Logo) Animation with the Build Modifier.
- It is way of modeling. A curved bevel could a base mesh which you convert to mesh and sculpt or edit further.
How to use the Bevel Curve Tools.
No need to explain much, just go to the N-Panel, Tab: Curve tools, and add a new bevel. Then adjust settings in the operator.
Where to download Bevel Curve Tools add-on?
You can download the addon on Github. Click on the green button on the right-top, and download the .zip file. In Blender you go to Edit > Preferences > Addons. Click on Install and navigate to the .zip-file you just donwloaded. Press install and activate addon. (So that is as usual).
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