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Author Topic: [ask] move face in the direction of normal  (Read 394 times)

animtime

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[ask] move face in the direction of normal
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:39:59 am »

Hi,

I'd like to know if I can move a face in the direction of the normal of the face.
I try to move by pressing the middle mouse button and successfully move the face but it also scales it.
This feature is very important for me,

Thanks
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Steve

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Re: [ask] move face in the direction of normal
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 01:31:43 am »

The middle mouse button moves Points in the direction of their normal, not the faces normal. Depending on the geometry this can scale faces either larger or smaller. There isn't a command to move a face in the direction of it's normal with no scaling. This would be impossible to do if two adjacent faces are selected since it would create a gap.

However you can use the Extrude Faces tool, and then use the Topo Knife to dissolve the extra edges to achieve the effect of moving a single face by it's normal. Here's a sample move:

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animtime

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Re: [ask] move face in the direction of normal
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 03:00:19 am »

thanks, that what I do actually. But I'll have the trouble adjusting the distance, especially when I want to move it farther or nearer.

This is what I expect actually. If only this feature is available in anim8or. At least for future release. I attach the image in the attachment.

Thanks
« Last Edit: November 18, 2019, 03:00:40 am by animtime »
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