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- May 9 2017, 12:59 PM (36 w, 3 d)
Sep 13 2017
@Howard Trickey (howardt) Thanks for such a quick reply! I agree with @michael knubben (michaelknubben). The only thing that really needs to be as much centre as possible is the edge seam, as that way it would be really easy to just reunwrap the mesh and avoid any issues with those unwanted tears. The ideal would be that the UVs wouldn't tear in the first place but it's not a big deal to just reunwrap the mesh with the new seams at the centre of the bevels. I wonder if it would at all be possible to have an option within the modifier on how it would handle edge data. That would be perfect act avoid any worries about being consistent with how edge data is treated. Just let the user decide whether edge seam is split or center. Perhaps add an offset option so that if the bevel has a segment of 1 the user could offset which side the seam would move to. Just an idea, in reality I would just be very happy with just a change that put seams in the centre.
@Howard Trickey (howardt) Hi Howard, I've been running into some trouble with the bevel modifier over the last week as I move more towards VFX. I am using the Bevel modifier to produce my control loops for Subd modelling and UV as I go, ensuring that the bevel modifier has an even number of segments so that any seams I have defined will remain. But the seams don't remain when the modifier is applied. I have written up a post about this on rightclickselect to argue for a change in behaviour but have since realised I would be much better off voicing my thoughts here.
Regardless here is the post: https://rightclickselect.com/p/general/Xvbbbc/preserve-uv-seams-when-applying-a-bevel-modifier-with-an-even-number-of-segments
May 11 2017
I fell that the way this is intended to work is completely counter-intuitive and will prevent the vast majority of users from discovering this functionality. The ability to quickly divide or multiply a value is much more commonly useful than inversing the values. Just because it's been around for a long time doesn't make it good design. The actual functionality is amazing i just wish it was more open and intuitive so other users could enjoy it too!