INTERACTIVE CURVE TOOLS
The Maya Interactive Curve Tools can be coupled with many other tools in the Groomer's Tool (Such as Curves To Cards/Twist/Curls/Braids)
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INTERACTIVE CURVE TOOLS  MARKING MENU

Sculpt
There are two initial states:
1. Curves selected:
Click on Sculpt to enter sculpting tool
There are two initial states:
1. Curves selected:
 When there are curves selected, all sculpting operations will only be applied to the selected curves.
 When there are no curves selected, only the curve that is 'closest' to the first cursor click will be sculpted.
Click on Sculpt to enter sculpting tool
 CTRL + LMB: Set sculpting radius
 LMB: Sculpt
 MMB: Smooth
 G key (Default Maya repeat last step hotkey): Toggle the sculpting tool.
 Lock Length: locking curve length during sculpt.
 Lock Root: locking the root of the curve so the root would always stay in position.
 Smooth Strength: Intensity of the Smooth operation (MMB). If your curves are going wild at an angle, it could be due to low amount of CVs on your curves. Try rebuilding your curves to increase the CV counts.
 Normalize: space out curve cvs along the curve.
Add
Add curve by clicking on a mesh, the tool uses nearby curves as reference to create an inbetween curve.
Click on Add to enter sculpting tool
Add curve by clicking on a mesh, the tool uses nearby curves as reference to create an inbetween curve.
Click on Add to enter sculpting tool
 LMB: Add an interpolated curve on clickpoint on the mesh.
 MMB: Create a straight curve on clickpoint on the mesh.
NOTE: If you increase this distance, processing time can take longer. 

DragCut
A drag method curve cut tool. With curve(s) selected:
A drag method curve cut tool. With curve(s) selected:
 LMC + drag: to see yellow dots appear on each curve selected. The yellow dot on the top will be the cut point.
 Radius Influence: Turning this option on will tell the tool to take in the 'radius' of the tool into account. If you have this turned on, only the selected curves that falls within the radius will be cut.
 Slide Sensitivity: How fast the the indicator (yellow dot) moves.
Draw
To draw a curve, you will need a geometry as the base. Click on the geometry and start drawing:
To draw a curve, you will need a geometry as the base. Click on the geometry and start drawing:
 LMC + drag: draws curve.
 MMC + drag: with curve(s) selected, the tool will attach the drawn curve to the selected curve(s).
 Rebuild when Drawn: Curves will be rebuild based on the number entered in the 'Rebuild CV Count" slider.
 Rebuild CV Count: Number of CVs to apply onto the drawn curves. When drawing a longer or a more complicated curve, set this higher to retain the shape of the drawn curve.
 Smooth Factor: When drawing a curve, a smooth factor is applied. Set this to 0 if you do not want any smoothing effect.
Attach
To draw a curve, you will need a geometry as the base. Click on the geometry and start drawing:
To draw a curve, you will need a geometry as the base. Click on the geometry and start drawing:
 LMC + drag: a yellow dot will appear on each curve selected. This is the point at which the tool will cut and, then attach, to the tip of your selected curves.
 Slide Sensitivity: How fast the the indicator (yellow dot) moves.
Extend
This is the same function as Maya's Extend Curve. However, you will have the ability to 'rebuild' curves after extension.
This is the same function as Maya's Extend Curve. However, you will have the ability to 'rebuild' curves after extension.
 LMC: extend the selected curves.
 CTRL + LMB: Set radius.
 Radius Influence: Turning this option on will tell the tool to take in the 'radius' of the tool into account. If you have this turned on, only the selected curves that falls within the radius will be extended. I personally find leaving this off and manually selecting curves yields best behavior.
 Extend Multiplier: This is the multiplier from the selected curve's length. Default of 1.01 means it will extend the curve by 1% on each click/drag operation.
 Rebuild CVs after Extend: As this tool is built around Maya's default curve extend function. As a result, there will be a lot of CVs on the extension. Turn this on to rebuild the curve on each extend operation for cleaner/smoother CVs.
Check out how to utilize the sculpting tool with the Braid Tool

