Blend-Point Editor: X–axis Controls

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Blend-Point Editor: X–axis Controls

BLEND-POINT EDITOR :  X-axis Values 

When you edit the X-axis value of a Blend-Point you do NOT change the Motion-Width, but you do edit the Segment-Width of the Previous-Segment and the Selected-Segment (but see WARNING).


 X-axis Values 

MT-BLENDPOINT-EDITOR-XAXISCONTROLS-A

Motion Start

Move the all of the motion relative to the Master Machine Angle

The Motion-Width does not change.

X-axis

Move the X-axis value of the active Blend-Point along the X-axis - see SPECIAL CASE and WARNING

The X-axis values of all other Blend-Points do not move - see WARNING


Special Case: X-axis Value of Blend-Point #1

If you attempt to increase the X-axis value of Blend-Point #1

...you increase the Segment-Width of the Previous-Segment (#1) and decrease the Segment-Width of the Selected-Segment (see WARNING).

If you attempt to decrease the X-axis value of Blend-Point #1

...you increase the Segment-Width of Selected-Segment (#1) and decrease the Segment-Width of the Previous-Segment (see WARNING).

WARNING: Bumping Blend-Points !

If, as you edit the X-axis value, a Blend-Point bumps into an adjacent Blend-Point, then the two Blend-Point move together. The Motion-Width also increases.


E.g.:, you may see that the Motion-Width is equal to 360.0000036, or 365.0000036.


You must use the Segment-Editor to edit the Segment-Width of each segment to make the Motion-Width be equal to 360 again.

EXAMPLE:

Motion-Start and X-axis Value of Blend-Point #3

Motion-Start and X-axis Value of Blend-Point #3

 X-axis value 

The Motion Start is 0º .

The X-axis value of  the active Blend-Point  is 180º

You can edit the X-axis value of the active Blend-Point within these limits:

Minimum > 90º

Maximum < 270º

See also, WARNING, above.

As you edit the X-axis value in the data-box, the active Blend-Point moves to the left(<) or to the right(>)

See also: How to edit a value in a data-box.