Full Version: V4 Wish List

From: Mindset (IGNITER) [#75]
 14 Sep 2016
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Oops, yes... need to export curves as motion paths via FBX.

Apparently FXB is, by contrast, is an Archipelago Exchange stock symbol for Guggenheim CurrencyShares British.
So, an honest mistake on my part.

-- Mindset

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From: Mindset (IGNITER) [#76]
 28 Sep 2016
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Seems that my request for multi-segment marquee selection tool was answered by http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=8088.5
Have not really tried it yet... but...
WOW! Thank you Michael Gibson!!!
Best software community ever! Moi3d!

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From: Fea (VLAD) [#77]
 3 Oct 2016
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Will to make a 3D and 2D dimensional grid of the Golden ratio for the different dimensions of metric and inch, and a custom sizes like the Russian fathoms? Such as in SketchUp or Vectorworks. For example as the Atrise GoldenSection or PhiMatrix Golden Ratio Design for a building structure.

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From: Michael Gibson [#78]
 3 Oct 2016
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Hi Vlad, it's a big goal to keep MoI simple and uncluttered, and so I'm sorry but it's not too likely to get these particular functions built in.

But you can use existing functionality to set them up now - for example if you set up a gridwork of line objects arranged in Golden ratio sections like you want, you can then use the Edit > Lock function to lock those lines so they will not be selectable but remain snappable and you can then use them for reference.

For Russian fathoms units, I'd recommend just leaving the unit system set to the generic "No unit system" and then just consider the units to be whatever you wish.

Thanks, - Michael

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From: ed (EDDYF) [#79]
 3 Oct 2016
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I never paid attention to the Edit > Lock function before. Very useful. Learn something new every day!

Ed Ferguson

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From: Fea (VLAD) [#80]
 4 Oct 2016
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Hi Michael, thanks for the tips)

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From: mkdm [#81]
 5 Oct 2016
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Hello Michael, and good morning.

What about Instancing on V4 ? Are you still working on that ?

Thanks.

- Marco (mkdm)

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From: Michael Gibson [#82]
 5 Oct 2016
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Hi Marco, I haven't had a chance to work on instancing for v4 yet, but it is high on the list of what I'd like to get done.

Probably the first v4 beta won't have any new features in it other than being 64-bit and a Mac native build, then once it looks like that big transition is stabilized I'll work on some new features on top of that. Dimensioning, instancing, and grouping are all high on the list of what I'd like to do but I cannot 100% promise exactly what will get in for v4 as of yet.

- Michael

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From: mkdm [#83]
 5 Oct 2016
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Hi Michael,

and thanks for the good news.

I agree with you regarding your to-do list and also for your primary target, that is the stabilization of the 64 bit transition.

Dimensioning, instancing, and grouping are all absolutely "wanted dead or alive"!

With that said, I don't know if someone has already asked, but it would be really a great improvement if you could give better "surface-continuity" tools
to the new Moi.

I'm speaking of nothing so complex, but just two fundamental things :

1) at least G3 and G4 continuity for blend tool

2) Some simple visual checker for surface continuity. It would be sufficient to have Zebra stripes like Rhino.

Best wishes for your job and have a nice day.

- Marco (mkdm)

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From: AlexPolo [#84]
 6 Oct 2016
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Hi Michael,

A few items to add to the list - I know from previous posts your not a real fan of the GIZMO transform tool but pretty handy and the likes of Rhino / Fusion 360 and even Zbrush new release dumping their transpose tool for a gizmo its becoming a CAD standard for moving around which is elegant in its visual simplicity. Also hover selection of items or geometry based by name or layer would be really handy in heavy models saves switching layers / or name groups on and off.

Christmas is coming and Santa could be kind!

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From: Michael Gibson [#85]
 6 Oct 2016
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Hi Alex, could you describe the hover selection in some more detail please? Thanks, - Michael

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From: AlexPolo [#86]
 6 Oct 2016
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In this example there are 4 Circles all same size on different layers when I select one I get to choose which particular one is the choice as a quick pop up menu this way you dont need to navigate elsewhere to choose between objects or layers or filtering.


Image Attachments:
hover selection.jpg 

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From: Michael Gibson [#87]
 6 Oct 2016
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Hi Alex, you mean like the "Choose one object" dialog that pops up automatically in Rhino? It was actually a big focus of mine to avoid having something like that constantly popping up right in your face all the time since it becomes so intrusive and distracting.

- Michael

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From: wastzzz [#88]
 7 Oct 2016
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That thing suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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From: AlexPolo [#89]
 7 Oct 2016
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Hi Michael,

Appreciate your goal of simplicity but as MOi moves into 64bit with larger memory and part handling instancing ability it will be used more widely from a modeler to handle few forms to an assembly based modeler and when trying to handle many parts at once.

Even though MOI is currently only 32bit it more than handled this project and I was quite surprised with its ability in handling this amount of a parts.

Anyway just food for thought.




Image Attachments:
assembly.JPG 

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From: Rich (-RB-) [#90]
 7 Oct 2016
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My sincere wish is for Micheal to maintain his militant dedication to keeping things simple, as this (especially in a world as complicated as 3D softs) is probably the hardest thing to achieve. Death to False Gizmos.

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From: Michael Gibson [#91]
 7 Oct 2016
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Hi Alex - certainly I do want MoI to work better with larger projects as well but it's definitely a major focus to retain ease of use throughout the entire lifespan of MoI. MoI may just not be the right program to use in cases like you're describing.

But we'll see - I think it will definitely be possible to add things like instancing and grouping to help with larger projects without negatively impacting simple projects at the same time.

Things that would negatively impact simple projects like popping up selection dialogs all the time probably won't be a good fit though. But maybe it could be possible at some point as an optional action.

If your screen is very densely covered with objects that you can't distinguish them from each other for selection, the best way to solve that is to hide things and/or zoom in so you can see stuff better.

- Michael

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From: mkdm [#92]
 7 Oct 2016
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Hi Michael,

> "If your screen is very densely covered with objects that you can't distinguish them from each other for selection, the best way to solve that is to hide things and/or zoom in so you can see stuff better."

Aaahhhh.....the "evergreen" Hat Trick !!

Best,

- Marco (mkdm)

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From: mkdm [#93]
 7 Oct 2016
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Michael, regarding instancing and grouping a simple request....

PLEASE DON'T MAKE THESE FEATURES LIKE RHINO V5/V6 WIP !!!
ANY OTHER WAY WILL BE BETTER !!!

Thanks,

- Marco (mkdm)

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From: Mik (MIKULAS) [#94]
 8 Oct 2016
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Hi Marco,

and what do you think about this concept? http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=7607.6

Ciao
Mik

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