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Author Topic: Bone controls in sequence mode different from scene mode  (Read 2013 times)

Alpha2

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Bone controls in sequence mode different from scene mode
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:29:30 pm »

I'm using v0.95 and I was wondering if the way you select and move bones is different for the other versions.

See while working in sequence mode you constantly have to switch back and forth and back and forth between the arrow tool and the rotate bone tool. This is counter intuitive and frankly a pain that could probably lead to repetitive stress injuries. Yet in Scene mode you can easily select your bones while in rotate bone mode and the only problem is being in the right camera mode to get the bone to move (instantly not a problem if you're in perspective or camera mode). So I'm wondering if this has changed in any of the other, "Preview", versions to be more intuitive.


Also a side note I noticed while messing with it today that occasionally in Scene mode when you move a bone the body part connected to it wouldnt update to show the new position until you click for a new key frame, I'm wondering if that's a known issue or if it might be a problem with video ram or something technical like that.
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Re: Bone controls in sequence mode different from scene mode
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 01:09:02 am »

Try holding "ctrl+shift" while on the bone rotate tool.  It will then revert to the select tool, but when you release it will go back to the bone rotate tool.  It's a really helpful trick you can use instead of manually switching.

As for updating, I have that problem as well, it happens to me in sequence mode too.  So I just change, press 'right' then 'left' and it changes.
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Re: Bone controls in sequence mode different from scene mode
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 02:32:51 am »

By left and right you mean the direction arrows? If so thanks, I'll give that a try tonight as well.
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Re: Bone controls in sequence mode different from scene mode
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 03:20:58 am »

yes, the arrow keys will change frames for you.  So you can press the left then right arrow key and you'll go forward a frame, so you'll get the update, then it will go back to the frame you made the update in.
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