Dupliverts modifier

Could anybody explain why Dupliverts, Spin etc. have not been mooved to modifier panel as Subsurf have been. It’s sensless to me right now…
By the way, it could be usefull to have option of scale/rotation randomisation to use with Dupliverts… Aint it?

Hi,
Dupliverts operates on the object level, whereas modifiers operate on the mesh level. It’s a little hard to explain, but effectively dupliverts creates a whole bunch of pseudo-objects that are copies of the original object, while modifiers change the mesh data of the original object (for example, the Array modifier changes the mesh data of the original object by adding multiple copies of the original mesh data). There is a proposal for Object Modifiers (which would include dupliverts, among others) at http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/BlenderDev/ObjectModifiers . If/when this is implemented, scale/rotation randomisation could be added to Dupliverts.

Several editing tools, including Spin, would be good candidates for implementation as modifiers, it’s just that nobody has had the time to do so yet.

I hope this helps,
Artificer

ok, thx
it’s now crystal clear.