Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

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Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by wetcircuit » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:12 pm

I have these grey lines left over from when I used Offset Pattern Outline. I can't select them. They extend outside my pattern but move with the pattern. I looked at the manual but there was nothing about it under Offset Pattern Outline.

What are they? How do I edit/remove?
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Re: Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by Rosemaryr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:42 am

I have tried several times to reproduce the lines shown, but have not been able to do so. Either with extending the pattern outwards, or making offset internal lines inside the pattern.
Could you give us a step-by-step listing of each operation you used to create these pants? It might help to isolate the exact cause... Thanks!

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Re: Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by wetcircuit » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:15 pm

Thank you for looking.
As best I can remember the steps (and I've recreated the issue here):

Start with a poly shape. One edge is a curve...
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Select the curve, and rt-click to choose Offset Pattern Outline...
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I picked this option (unfilled corner)...
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Drag the segment to change the shape, the vestigial grey line shows the original curve...
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Delete the old points. The grey line is not attached to any points...
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Further editing points and the mystery line now extends outside the 2D pattern, but moves with the pattern. Can't select the mystery line on its own...
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This time I am not seeing the grey line drawn on the 3D garment (as in my original post with the shorts-into-pants), but the grey line is "linked" to the 2D pattern, moves when I select the pattern.

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Re: Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by LoriGriffiths » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:46 pm

I hope you saved the project you did above. You need to send this in to MD so they can fix it. Looks like a bug to me.

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Re: Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by Rosemaryr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:20 pm

Agreed, that you should let the MD team know.
This is probably related to the artifacts that show up (faint blue lines) when two patterns are merged.

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Re: Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by wetcircuit » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:18 pm

Thank you for confirming! :) I will document and contact support.

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Re: Artifacts left over from Offset Pattern Outline?

Post by LoriGriffiths » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:48 am

I was working on a video for a class and got very upset when I had a line on my garment that I could not get rid of. The line was created when I merged two patterns. I think this is similar to your issue WetCircuit.

I sent in the error report, with the image below, and this is what MD says:
Select Trace tool -> click on merge line -> delete key
I tried it and it really works. I'm not sure how we were supposed to know about this little trick, but at least they addressed the issue.
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