Hello Gang,

Today I discovered one thing which I don't have an answer to, and digging this forum or internet spaces wasn't successful, so I'm asking here.

Today I tried to build a profile to Rail Bevel it from a set of points taken from some other model. I copied the points made a curve and tried to Rail Bevel a poly to this points profile and it was a mess, not even close to the desired shape. Confused at first it took me about an hour to understand that Rail Bevel calculates the shape not from actual curve or spline, it takes in account actual points and their order. You don't even need to make a curve/spline, the set of points is what Rail Bevel uses.

So, when you make a spline/curve yourself, you get perfect points order, #1 followed by #2 and so on. But it is not like that with the points copied from somewhere. If it's not clear what I mean, please see the screenshot. #1 followed by #14 then #16, #13 and only then #2. This order makes impossible to use Rail Bevel.

So, the question is: Is there a tool/trick/plugin/workaround that allows to rearrange points order, so they would follow each other in some common way #1 by #2 and so on?

Thank you,

P. S. This also applies for lasso selections. For example, by lasso select something that looks like circle of points and hitting "p" for creating a poly wouldn't always result in expected poly shape if points are not in order.

Today I discovered one thing which I don't have an answer to, and digging this forum or internet spaces wasn't successful, so I'm asking here.

Today I tried to build a profile to Rail Bevel it from a set of points taken from some other model. I copied the points made a curve and tried to Rail Bevel a poly to this points profile and it was a mess, not even close to the desired shape. Confused at first it took me about an hour to understand that Rail Bevel calculates the shape not from actual curve or spline, it takes in account actual points and their order. You don't even need to make a curve/spline, the set of points is what Rail Bevel uses.

So, when you make a spline/curve yourself, you get perfect points order, #1 followed by #2 and so on. But it is not like that with the points copied from somewhere. If it's not clear what I mean, please see the screenshot. #1 followed by #14 then #16, #13 and only then #2. This order makes impossible to use Rail Bevel.

So, the question is: Is there a tool/trick/plugin/workaround that allows to rearrange points order, so they would follow each other in some common way #1 by #2 and so on?

Thank you,

P. S. This also applies for lasso selections. For example, by lasso select something that looks like circle of points and hitting "p" for creating a poly wouldn't always result in expected poly shape if points are not in order.