I just don't get object snaps
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 From:  Michael Gibson
2486.4 In reply to 2486.2 
Hi niko, looks like you figured it out while I wrote my reply! :)

Construction lines only activate when you do the mouse drag gesture to activate them, so it is not quite as easy to find out about them without looking at a tutorial video or the documentation.

That's kind of a side effect of them staying out of your way until you specifically call on them.

The systems that activate by just hovering over a point are more discoverable by just messing around, but they have a bad side effect of triggering rather too easily and filling up the workspace with quite a lot of snap zones. When your whole screen gets filled with snap zones it can tend to cause a problem where you can no longer make fine adjustments to points in a freeform manner.

- Michael
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 From:  Michael Gibson
2486.5 In reply to 2486.2 
Hi niko, also there is another thing coming in v2 (it is in the current v2 beta) that is kind of related which you may be interested in, which is the ability to use the edit frame to "flatten" a set of points and manipulate them:



If you mostly care about getting those points in a line and not so much about keeping the outer 2 ones in exactly the same spot, then this method would work well for that. The cool thing about this method is that it is just always available to you by using the edit frame grips within the viewport, you don't have to fire up a command to do it.

- Michael

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
2486.6 
Very precise and of course you can see the angle rotation in the Screen Bottom angle box!

And you can use it for a volume primitive object! ;)

EDITED: 18 Mar 2009 by PILOU

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 From:  -ash-
2486.7 In reply to 2486.6 
Hi Niko,

I use this construction line script (a LOT) from Paul (AIRGLASS).

see this thread:

http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=1029.1


Allows me to setup a shape, or set of snap points with persistent construction lines. Although the standard 'on the fly' construction line is okay for quickies, I'm a lot more comfortable with this way of doing things.


Michael,

I hope you don't add anything that breaks this script :-)

Regards
Tony

(aka HamSoles)

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 From:  niko (NICKP100)
2486.8 In reply to 2486.7 
Thanks guys!!
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