BLEND-POINT [NODE] EDITOR

See also : Segment-Editor.


How to open the Blend-Point Editor

Blend-Point Editor icon

Blend-Point Editor icon

METHOD 1:

Icon-BlendPointEditor

1.Click Blend-Point & Segment toolbar > Start Blend-Point Editor  icon [see left]

The Blend-Point Editor opens.

ClickBlend-Point

METHOD 2:

1.Move your mouse above a Blend-Point so that the becomes RED
2.Double-click the Red 'diamond' symbol at the active Blend-Point.

The Blend-Point Editor opens.

Difficult to do if the symbol size is < 4

To close the Blend-Point Editor:

1.Click the Icon-Close-Tick button at the top and right of the dialog-box

To undo edits you have made with the Blend-Point Editor

1.Close the Blend-Point Editor
2.Click Edit toolbar > Undo in the MotionDesigner toolbar.

BLEND-POINT [Node] EDITOR DIALOG-BOX

Orange Separators 

Click the orange separators to show or hide the contextual parameters.

You may need to click the Orange Separator two times after you open a dialog-box. After the firs time, you only need to click it one time.


Parameters relate only to the Active Blend-Point

Parameters are in Motion-Units

blend-point-editor_zoom70

'Previous' / 'Next' buttons 3s

BPE-Previous-Segment

Make the Previous Blend-Point become the Active Blend-Point

BPE-Next-Segment

Make the Next Blend-Point become the Active Blend-Point.

Dialog-TickIcon

Click to confirm the new motion-values and specification. [See also Edit toolbar > Undo]

Dialog-Helpicon

Click open the contextual help for the Blend-Point Editor dialog-box


X-axis Values 1s-red

Motion Start : move the complete motion relative to the Master Machine Angle

X-axis : move the active Blend-Point to become earlier or later.

These two parameters do not edit the Motion-Width

See Blend-Point - X-axis Control


Y-Axis Values 2sa

Edit the PVAJ motion-values for the Y-axis of each motion-derivative:

End of the Previous Segment

Start of the Selected Segment

The Y-axis Control-Buttons that you can use are a function of the Motion-Law:

See Blend-Point - Y-axis Control

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