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Paint tool offset expression.

PostThu May 06, 2021 1:15 pm

I'm trying to add an expression to the position offset of the paint tool, I really just want too pick whip it to the position of another node. When I right click on add expression, no field appears but if I right click again there is a remove expression option. Is this normal or is the fault located between my desk and chair?

The apply offset I should have added and I was in stroke mode and clone.
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Re: Paint tool offset expression.

PostThu May 06, 2021 1:30 pm

The presence of the Offset control in the tool's Inspector is a convenience, but it's not the "real" control. Try switching over to the Modifiers and set your expression there.

However, the UI's been degraded such that even if you make a floating frame and put the Tools view in there while the Modifiers are open in the main Inspector, you can't pick-whip between the two panels. So I'm afraid you'll have to type the expression.
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Re: Paint tool offset expression.

PostThu May 06, 2021 2:52 pm

Thanks for the tip, when something like that occurs I'm like Homer Simpson reaching for the cans of beer hanging on the power line. I created another tool, pick whipped the setting into that and copied that into the paint modifiers.
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Re: Paint tool offset expression.

PostThu May 06, 2021 5:42 pm

Hmmm... A much simpler and faster solution than my elaborate (and fruitless) extra panel approach!
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