Alt+left mouse button click, hold and drag for zoom in and out
middle mouse button click, hold and drag : pan
right mouse button click, hold and drag : orbit in 3d view
Ctrl+D : Symmetric pattern with swing
use copy, ctrl+C then Ctrl+R for Mirror Paste : it is a regular copy and paste with no symmetric relationship to front pattern, generally is used for the back side.
Ctrl+D again for the other side and using flip normal command and sewing tool
another option using the middle internal line and use this option :
it creates this center line which is not an internal line it is just a visual marking.
if you wanted to cut these pieces apart at the center back we can draw an internal line polygon straight dawn the center back and choose "cut and sew" command. after this make sure these is no internal line left and delete it manually.
The first method "ctrl+C, Ctrl+R" gives a completely symmetrical garment to work easier if adding detail with internal lines, so you don't end up drawing on other side and you stop on center front seam
to merge two pieces :
to remove symmetric connection :
to join a bunch of garments that all have a matching pair with symmetric connection select all and apply this command, it finds a matching pair for each garment and connect them.
Shift+F to enable arrangement point and place pattern on body
N for sewing tool,
Copy Paste iterating
when copy paste the first one you define the direction then if you right click simultaneously you get this option for distributing .
to hide internal lines
Pivot: when working with transforming tool double click on middle point to activate the pivot and reposition it
Hold ctrl for rotating to snap to 45 degree angles
to reset back rotated pieces :
Getting length of segments :
shift select multiple edges to get the sum of length in cursor
Holding ctrl while moving will keep the moving direction along the edges
Clone as reference line:
will place the current piece as a background reference as a guide for editing further
after that to clean up , with transform tool, right click > Delete reference line
Curvature tool and editing it after creation :
it will be a Bezier curve using curvature tool,
adding curve point to a curvature curve will break that Bezier curve and will crate a new shape
converting to segment point to hold the shape as further points after it may affect it
if moving a curve point curve before it will be affected, Hold D and move to not affect the curve before that point, it stabilizes those points created before it.
to delete all curve points and reset back to a straight line
select segments and offset as internal line command :
to extend internal lines until reach to closest pattern segment
To extend and add point (break pattern segment) :
workflow of internal line multi copy and cut.
Splitting segments to smaller segments, X
Use notch tool to add marker on a segment for further editing and sewing , you may add points on those created notch placements.
Smooth curve, the first usage, gives bevel on points
Shows the second usage of smooth curve, can convert it to a straight line aswell
in the last step if click on the reference line it convert the edge to a straight line
white points means points are overlapping but are not joined in that area. (left side)
Sewing tools can only bypass joined points
Offset pattern outline , Baseline, How to convert them
purple lines that are left after some operations are baselines are just visual guides, can convert them to usable shapes,