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General Category => Anim8or v0.98 Discussion Forum => Topic started by: Mactetra on August 09, 2008, 11:39:32 pm

Title: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: Mactetra on August 09, 2008, 11:39:32 pm
ok, i have needed this feature for anim8or for a really long time..

If it was possible to select multiple groups of Points or lines, and then like.. right click to set a point and move all of them against it.

because if you do this with the scale tool, every group will get smaller as well.

sorry for crappy english, but hope you understand what i mean.
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: xalener on August 10, 2008, 01:10:33 am
So you want the manipulation of multiple selections to be affected by one set axis?
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: Mactetra on August 10, 2008, 03:03:58 pm
Hope this explains my problem:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/TRYM/Yeah.jpg)
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: mcheccyb on August 10, 2008, 03:07:21 pm
to move the center of rotation or whatever go into (http://www.anim8or.com/manual/buttons/b_axis_u.gif) mode and move it with the drag tool. i'm not sure if that will do what you want though.
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: neirao on August 10, 2008, 05:13:50 pm
Hi, Mactetra

i make this tutor for you..I hope then can help you..
(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/4879/extruderwm0.jpg)


After this, you can move the edges for center manuality using scale tool, for best result ok...
Att.

Sorry my english.. ;D

Neirão-Brazil
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: Mactetra on August 10, 2008, 05:22:04 pm
no, that is not exactly what i mean.

Like this:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/TRYM/yeah23.jpg)
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: neirao on August 10, 2008, 05:42:13 pm
in Anim8or, don´t have this function... i think then you need this manuality, :'(

but if somebody to make the script(.a8s) plugin  it is Cool... :D

Neirão-Brazil



Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: NickE on August 10, 2008, 05:55:24 pm
This is the kind of thing that scripts cannot do in Anim8or.  A parametric script is required to return a shape and de-selects anything selected upon execution.  A command script could do this, but one would have to input the amount of rotation manually, and there is no undo of script-moved points.

What are you trying to achieve with this functionality?  Morph targets?  Modeling?  There may be other ways of achieving that effect without this functionality.
Title: Re: Moving selections closer to a center
Post by: Mactetra on August 10, 2008, 07:23:28 pm
Nothing special at the moment, but there are many times i have had to move every section manually because this function didn't exist. that is why I am suggesting that this sort of plug-in should be made. But if it is impossible then i guess i have to move everything manually