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Logic of Face from Ribbon-like Curves Oct. 21, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

No genius from SideFX has a genius thought on this one?

Logic of Face from Ribbon-like Curves Sept. 27, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

I'm working on some procedural geometry stuff that requires I build lots of n-gons from intersecting curves, basically ribbon-like shapes that can overlap on themselves (e.g. a knot).
I'm running into an issue related to how a closed curve is filled (with a single n-gon).
Some configurations of curves fill as I'd hope and others require a reversing of the vertex order, and I don't get why.
I've attached a simple file that shows the issue: an intersecting curve will only fill in the intended way when reversed.
Can anyone explain why to me? It's kind of driving me crazy right now.
Thank you!
-Len

EDIT: There are other cases, with more complex “ribbons”, formed, essentially, of two offset curves (that overlap themselves at times), that will never form a clean face between them. They'll always form faces that fill larger loops rather than the ribbon space between curves. I figured if I created the geometry myself (in vex or python sop) that I could enforce the ribbon face simply by clean construction of points and vertices. But this doesn't seem to be the case and I'm trying to understand why.

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Cant run houdini from the terminal for debugging purposes HOU 16.600 OSX Sierra Sept. 14, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Bummed for you. Do you want to paste some of your errors here and we can see if there's a way to help?