Misery of composite splines in S2

hutten

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Hello,

In the meantime I gathered further experience with S2. Some things are really good, but the handling of composite splines is almost impossible.
A good example is a catenary spline. For a small Dutch module I use:
<kuid:49267:37022> NS Cat 2t 5x40 con
<kuid:49267:37016> NS Cat 3t 5x40m
<kuid:49267:37017> NS Cat 4t 5x40m
<kuid:49267:37002> NS Cat wire 40m

Make a stretch of NS Cat 3t 5x40m. Move it around a little, so that it creates intermediate portals. You will soon find that some of the wire has come off, got connected onto another piece in one way or another.
Attach a second piece of the same spline asset. Create an intermediate spline point.
After some fiddling with it, you will find that the structure of wires is entire lost.
I lost track of some wire, but later I discovered that it had taken a side road into the landscape, presumably because at some stage I had moved a portal to the side
Another test:
Try adding an additional wire diagonally between two neighbouring wires, like it is above a junction. It won't work. The wire will not connect to the proper point on the portal. It may, however create a U-turn with one of the other wires...

All this is easily done in S1 without messing up the asset. I had to do it in S1 to create what I wanted.

Regards,
Paul
 
Hello,

In the meantime I gathered further experience with S2. Some things are really good, but the handling of composite splines is almost impossible.
A good example is a catenary spline. For a small Dutch module I use:
<kuid:49267:37022> NS Cat 2t 5x40 con
<kuid:49267:37016> NS Cat 3t 5x40m
<kuid:49267:37017> NS Cat 4t 5x40m
<kuid:49267:37002> NS Cat wire 40m

Make a stretch of NS Cat 3t 5x40m. Move it around a little, so that it creates intermediate portals. You will soon find that some of the wire has come off, got connected onto another piece in one way or another.
Attach a second piece of the same spline asset. Create an intermediate spline point.
After some fiddling with it, you will find that the structure of wires is entire lost.
I lost track of some wire, but later I discovered that it had taken a side road into the landscape, presumably because at some stage I had moved a portal to the side
Another test:
Try adding an additional wire diagonally between two neighbouring wires, like it is above a junction. It won't work. The wire will not connect to the proper point on the portal. It may, however create a U-turn with one of the other wires...

All this is easily done in S1 without messing up the asset. I had to do it in S1 to create what I wanted.

Regards,
Paul
That has been my experience with catenary and other splines that have multiple parts such as fences or railings along bridges and roads. There are some things that just go quicker using the simple interface of S1.
 
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