I want to discuss this little but very useful tool “Edge Slide”.
I think it need to be improved.
of current “Edge Slide” tool:
you can’t slide with Duplicate and repeat selected edge/s shape along sliding way (I think it the most lack feature in this tool)
slide on specific value
a little mock-up
of new elements:
Distance - slide edge/s on specific value from -infinity to 0 on the left side, from 0 to infinity on the right side
Duplicate - duplicate selected edge/s on factor from -1 to 0 on the left side, from 0 to 1 on the right side or distance (values above).
when Duplicate checkbox is active, checkboxes Even and Flipped are disabled because we duplicate specific selected edge/s on Factor or Distance and want to repeat current selected edge/s shape (otherwise it’s another Loop Cut and Slide)
if checkbox Clamp is active we can only slide with duplicate on distance to the next loop, as it works now
My current workaround it’s a bevel edge loop with specific value, with profile 1 and segments 2,
and then delete unwanted loop on the left or right side. It’s so long and inconvenient.
And if its a manifold loop you cant bevel it this way…
Start-point is the Active selected element (in this case active edge at the bottom), End-point is the last point in selected loop. Reverse Falloff - changing falloff direction for some cases if you don’t want to click-define new Active selected element.
If closed loop is selected then Start-point is the Active selected element , End-point is the farthest point from Active selected element in selected loop.