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 From:  TylerDurden
8319.1 
Hi, I just wanted to say that I absolutely love MoI! I have successfully modelled many great things with it.

A question I have recently thought about is this... Is it possible to move a line of a specific length so that it snaps to two other lines? Or create a new line that snaps between two points at a specific length?

Thanks for your help!

Michael you are a genius and a valuable contributer to the 3D community!

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 From:  Michael Gibson
8319.2 In reply to 8319.1 
Hi Tyler, I'm glad that you are liking MoI!

So for your lines, is it that you want to pick the first point of your line freely, then have a snap for the end point of your new line making it a specific length?

If so then you can use "Distance constraint" to do that - run the line command and pick the first point of the line. Then before placing the end point activate distance constraint which you can do by just typing in your distance value and pushing enter.

Once distance constraint is activated, if you move your mouse around you should see that it's set at that length and if you move to the other line you'll see an "Int" snap there which is the point you want, it's the intersection between a circle with radius of your line's length around your original point.

Does that do what you needed?

- Michael
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 From:  TylerDurden
8319.3 In reply to 8319.2 
Hi Michael, many thanks for your kind response! I have used a few 3D packages over the years and I can say that what you have achieved with MoI is fantastic! The user experience of MoI is an absolute pleasure! There is no other software with such intuitive ease of use and functionality. I have never used any other software, 3D or 2D that has as impressive snaps (smart guides) as MoI does! You should feel incredibly proud for what you have accomplished.

Yeah, I am familiar with the distance constraint (another great feature!), although I would prefer the line that I am moving to remain at the same angle and 'snap' into the corner on the two edges. I do appreciate that this function may not be available as I cannot think of any other software that is able to do this. I was just hoping that there may be someone able to help with an alternative solution.

Many thanks
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.4 
I doubt that works if you have not one of the intersection! :)

That remember my little headache!

For the moment it's impossible with Moi's tools if you don't know B or C! :)
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 From:  BurrMan
8319.5 In reply to 8319.3 
Hey Tylr,
See if this works....

EDITED: 20 Feb by BURRMAN

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 From:  BurrMan
8319.6 In reply to 8319.5 
Hey Michael,
The "Embed" from youtube is not working on my side. Is this me or something has changed with the embed links or the forum....

Here's the youtube link for the post I made to tyler just before this:

https://youtu.be/81nuzc8tBaI
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.7 In reply to 8319.6 
@Burr : Works from my side
Youtube : Share / Embed

code:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/81nuzc8tBaI" frameborder="0"></iframe>

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 From:  BurrMan
8319.8 In reply to 8319.7 
Yeah, that's odd. When logged into my youtube account, they have changed the embed code to add a "DIV" tag set that is breaking it. If I log out I get the old IFrame only code...

code:
<div style="position:relative;height:0;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/81nuzc8tBaI?rel=0?ecver=2" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" style="position:absolute;width:100%;height:100%;left:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>


I'll have to look into that...

EDITED: 20 Feb by BURRMAN

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.9 In reply to 8319.8 
And my little headache above ? :)
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 From:  BurrMan
8319.10 In reply to 8319.9 
The headache above?

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.11 In reply to 8319.10 
@Burr
You have not the red point on the left who can be anywhere! :)
In reasonnable position / of the black A segment given !

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 From:  BurrMan
8319.12 In reply to 8319.11 
Your picture is missing information, unless the dotted line from the point denotes a "new angle value". Which then changes the length of A. If thats the case, B is a single intersection move point and C is derived in a rotation from B as its center.

But i didnt get that he was "modifying" his lines length and rotation. At that point, just draw a line with the "given"
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.13 
My image has all informations!

In fact the solution will be to draw a line from any red point and cut the 2 sides of the black angle
on B & C with the exact length of the segment A. (red A' = A)

Alas geometric tools given by Moi today are not sufficient for make that!

Of course black segment A and red point on the left can be any thing reasonnable!

Tool is asked! :)

For this red point and this black segment that is evident !
but for another red Point with same segment? Or / and another segment? .... ;)

EDITED: 20 Feb by PILOU

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 From:  BurrMan
8319.14 In reply to 8319.13 
But your "given can be anywhere" is incorrect, because distance "A" is limited....

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.15 In reply to 8319.14 
<< because distance "A" is limited
I said a reasonnable length / Point ;)
we have yet infinite possibility with my image of the previous post with this "trivial solution"!
A = 4,472136 unity in this case
If you take A = 5 and same point...you must find another angle...for cut...

Here a file but you have no need a file! ;)
http://moiscript.weebly.com/uploads/3/9/3/8/3938813/a_solution.3dm

EDITED: 20 Feb by PILOU

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 From:  Michael Gibson
8319.16 In reply to 8319.3 
Hi Tyler ok sorry I didn't understand fully before about keeping the line at the same angle.

If I understand you correctly now, you can use the Transform > Move tool to do that if you set up a construction line to help get the snap point you need.

You'd start by putting the line onto one of those lines like this:



Select the line to move and run the Transform > Move command. Now you need to set up a construction line like this to help you get the snap you want:



The way you make a construction line is to press the mouse button down and keep it held down while you are dragging it. You want to snap the ends of the construction line onto the ends (or anywhere is ok) of the upper line that is being touched already. So you'll initially have the construction line going right over top of that line. Now you want to move that construction line over, you can do that by pressing and holding the mouse button down for 1 second or so on the little chevron that pops up, see here for more details:
http://moi3d.com/3.0/docs/moi_command_reference11.htm#constructionlines , on the menu that pops up after holding down the button there, choose "Relocate cline" and you'll be able to move the construction line to a different area while keeping it in the same orientation. This way you can basically capture a direction and apply it to a different spot.

After your construction line is relocated to the other end of the line being moved, you then want to use these 2 snap points for the Move command:



Hopefully that is what you needed? Please let me know if I still did not get it quite right though.

- Michael

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 From:  Michael Gibson
8319.17 
@Burr, is there something I need to look at for the youtube embed codes still?

- Michael
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 From:  BurrMan
8319.18 In reply to 8319.17 
Hi michael,
Well, not really for me, but you may want to look at that for the forum later. Here's the jist:

Youtubes embed is an iframe code tag when "not logged into a youtube account".. when "logged in" they seem to be wrapping it in html5 div container, which no longer embeds in the forum properly. I left my first post with this code intact so you can reference it if you wanted.

So, i dont really need anything anymore. Its just a note for you now... thanks
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 From:  BurrMan
8319.19 In reply to 8319.15 
Just got back from an evening fishing sesh with my brother. No fish. Bankrupted the lead and hook! Insane sunset!!!!

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8319.20 In reply to 8319.19 
@Burr
I will study that!
If it's a task as I suppose : you will be my hero!
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