ppemawm wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:53 pm
bill wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Be nice to have a feature to put line of adjacent spheres(size defined,spacing defined) on any line, arc, or spline selected!
The datum line is a good idea for appending the simweld.
But the array has its drawback because of its inherent forced/symmetry. Is this correct?
freecad-heini-1 wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Great idea, here with an ellipsoid, placed under an angle:
And yes, the elipsoid is the basic shape of a welding/bead-puddle; but too much file overhead as mentioned; sphere is probably most efficient solution.
You could end with an ellipsoid
Spheres all in a row probably will be fine.
If one wanted to get more photo-realistic, they would interject a random-variance into the inter-bead/puddle spacing to further simulate the shakey-hand-welder effect in the macro originally mentioned.
The original model looks like yours ppmawm; its the resizing and screen aliasing that gives it that look! Easily solved above; I think!