Tutorial 12: Review Control-Buttons in Blend-Point Editor

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Tutorial 12: Review Control-Buttons in Blend-Point Editor

Blend-Point Editor Control-buttons

Whether it is possible to specify a motion-value is a function of the:

A.Motion-Law

B.Motion-Derivative

C.Control-Buttons States

It is important to understand how to use the three[3] control-buttons that are in the Blend-Point Editor [and the Segment-Editor] for each motion-derivative.

CONTROL-BUTTONS DEFINITIONS

Each motion-derivative (P V A J) has three Control-Buttons.

The possible states of each Control-Button are defined below.

Button

Definition:

BPE-EditEnd

Do Edit End :  It is possible AND a motion value is specified

BPE-DoNotEditEnd

Do Not Edit End : It is possible, but a motion-value is NOT specified

BPE-CanNotEditEnd

Can Not Edit End : It is NOT possible to specify a motion-value.

BPE-CB-DoNotFlow

Do Not Blend : Motion-Value at the Start of the Selected-Segment is not forced to equal motion-value at the End of the Previous-Segment

BPE-CB-DoFlow

Do Blend : Motion-Value at the Start of the Selected-Segment is forced to equal motion-value at the End of the Previous

BPE-EditStart

Do Edit Start :  It is possible AND a motion value is specified

BPE-DoNotEditStart

Do Not Edit Start : It is possible, but a motion-value is NOT specified

BPE-CanNotEditStart

Can Not Edit Start : It is NOT possible to specify a motion-value.

Control-Button: Patterns: 1- 8

Because each Control-Button has different states, we can combine then in different ways.

The three Control-Buttons have eight possible patterns. These are:

Pattern 1

BPE-CBPatterns-1

BPE-3CB-1

▼▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value

End of the Previous-Segment Start of the Selected-Segment

End of Previous-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value


Pattern 2

BPE-CBPatterns-2

BPE-3CB-2

▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value

▼▶

End of the Previous-Segment Start of the Selected-Segment

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : Possible AND given a value


Pattern 3

BPE-CBPatterns-3

BPE-3CB-3

▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible AND given a value

▼ ▶

End of the Previous-Segment Start of the Selected-Segment

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value


Pattern 4

BPE-CBPatterns-4

BPE-3CB-4

▶  Start of Selected-Segment : Possible AND given a value

▼▶

End of the Previous-Segment Start of the Selected-Segment

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : Possible AND given a value


Pattern 5

BPE-CBPatterns-5

BPE-3CB-5

▶  Start of Selected-Segment : NOT possible to give a value [Motion-Law]

▼▶

End of the Previous-Segment = Start of the Selected-Segment

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value


Pattern 6

BPE-CBPatterns-6

BPE-3CB-6

▶  Start of Selected-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value

▼▶

End of the Previous-Segment = Start of the Selected-Segment

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : Possible AND given a value


Pattern 7

BPE-CBPatterns-7

BPE-3CB-7

▼▶  Start of Selected-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value

▼▶

End of the Previous-Segment = Start of the Selected-Segment  

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value


Pattern 8

BPE-CBPatterns-8

BPE-3CB-8

▼▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value

▼▶

End of the Previous-Segment Start of the Selected-Segment

▼▶

End of Previous-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value