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2 suggestions

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:41 am
by Ivan
-Add cut, copy, paste actions for text.
-Add an option for fixating the ends of springs.
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Re: 2 suggestions

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:18 am
by gradyfitz
Ivan wrote:-Add cut, copy, paste actions for text.
-Add an option for fixating the ends of springs.
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Please clarify what you mean by this, cut, copy and paste are already avaliable for text (Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) and the ends of springs are automatically fixated at the current point in time (unless you mean lock to angle, this can be set up using a simple system (rails)).

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:32 am
by Ivan
I meaned lock to angle.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:31 pm
by RA2lover
angle lock.... aprings are still maede out of an alien jelly-like material which doesn't breaks ever after herculean attempts(hint = much off target length)! also, you could use linkages(Phunlets/Prefabs has a good one made by Paradigm 29), and... will it lock always in the same direction or relative to the object's direction?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:17 pm
by link0007
Relative to the parent object of course, and the eternal stretchiness of the hinges doesn't matter that much for this suggestion.

I think it's a neat suggestion.. Been suggested numerous times before on the old forum. But never here!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:53 pm
by Sonic
I'm going to support, even though I don't have the slightest idea what it is your suggesting.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:48 pm
by Sniperkasa
Looks neat, but I dont know how they could make the spring fixate thing... and yes rails are easiest way.. even though they may fail on hard impact, rarely but the chance exists.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:56 pm
by izacque
I'll support, there have been times I've wished I had angle-locking springs

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:29 pm
by Altro
i think he basicly means about springs being like sliders, but with springiy-ness

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:18 pm
by izacque
it's ambiguous. could you be more specific Ivan?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:29 pm
by Ivan
A spring acts normally so:
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I was thinking about an option where the spring would act so without any rails:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:59 am
by izacque
oh, I withdraw support. there are ways to do this physically if you're creative with density and collision menus

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:39 am
by Chronos
I still support, due to the fact that I use GMod a lot.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:44 am
by Frank
I never thought this was a good thing. Seems a bit like cheating. You never see unsupported springs in real life. I can only think of one thing I've ever seen even resembling what is being suggested, and it is built to flex side to side, not compress and stretch. It could be a temporary method to get around the occasional failings of pistons, but it's not the kind of option you can get rid of once it is possible to rely on pistons to hold up to abuse.