A spline is a curve in 3D space, which is defined by two or more points. They can be used in multiple ways such as; animation tracks and object alignment.

Splines can be imported as Fbx files.

Coordinates

Name Description
Position This will move the object along X, Y and Z axis in the local space.
Scale Scale of the coordinate system. To scale the Object check the settings under “Display”
Rotation Rotation of the object along X, Y and Z axis.

Spine Options

Name Description
Type
  • Linear – This is a spline made up of straight lines connected by multiple points.
  • CubicBezier – This is a spline made up of curved and straight lines connected by multiple points.
Closed When ticked the beginning and end of the spline will be connected.
Subdivisions This is the number of points along the spline.
Uniform When ticked this will distribute the points along the spline at an equal distance.
Load Fbx Double-clicking the gray box allows a spline created in an external software to be imported, as an Fbx file.

Display

Name Description
Display Object If ticked, the object will be visible in the scene. If un-ticked, the object will not be visible.
Display Label When on, there will be a label displayed next to the object.
Locked When un-ticked, it activates keyboard shortcuts – pressing ‘E’ allows you to move and ‘R’ rotate.
Object Colour Double click the colour block and this will open a colour picker. This can be used to change the object display colour.
Viewport Scale Dimensions of the object in the viewport in meters.
Draw Points When ticked the points which make up the spline will be displayed.

Display Settings Tutorial

Node Based

The object can be controlled and used as a node. The node is created by clicking and dragging the parameter on to the board.

Name Description
Type
  • Input – The nodes input values are determined by incoming values from an external source.
  • Output – The node is outputting data to another source.
Target Object This is the object that will either be affected by the incoming values or output information.
Position The directional XYZ values will be displayed here.
Rotation The rotational XYZ values will be displayed here.
Enabled When on, the parameter is active and enabled.
Display Colour This colour block can be changed by changing the parameter.

Layout

Enabled When on, the parameter is active and enabled.
Locked When on, the node is locked into its position on the board.