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Author Topic: Feature request -- scale along specified axis  (Read 1712 times)

davdud101

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Feature request -- scale along specified axis
« on: August 22, 2021, 02:47:58 pm »

Hey Steve, is it possible in a future edition to add (in the 'Scale Custom' dialog box under Edit >> Scale) specific fields for the X/Y/Z axes? Perhaps a check box that says uniform scale which gives a single scale factor for all three axes, and then when it's unchecked it opens up the 3 individual axes?

Just a thought as I often want to make something granularly smaller or larger on just a single axis at a time and the mouse scaling tool isn't always fine enough
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Re: Feature request -- scale along specified axis
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2021, 04:57:16 pm »

Well, actually, you are talking about Non-uniform scaling. Some via menu single axis factor control would be handy, yes ( custom editing for some other parameters/ tools also would be great, generally ). But you can use ( I think ) non-uniform scale tool on some particular axis and maybe in conjunction with the SnapToGrid function ( not sure though. Canít test it now, but I recall thereíre some issues with the Scale uniformly and Non tools and the Grid spacing or something ).
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Re: Feature request -- scale along specified axis
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2021, 09:32:43 pm »

Well, actually, you are talking about Non-uniform scaling. Some via menu single axis factor control would be handy, yes ( custom editing for some other parameters/ tools also would be great, generally ). But you can use ( I think ) non-uniform scale tool on some particular axis and maybe in conjunction with the SnapToGrid function ( not sure though. Canít test it now, but I recall thereíre some issues with the Scale uniformly and Non tools and the Grid spacing or something ).

Right, exactly Gyper. That's the problem I've been having with the non-uniform scaling tool that uses the mouse and locking to one axis - It seems like the minimum amount of scaling for each "step" is too high for precise work, and zooming in really far doesn't seem to change the amount of scaling that happens per step like it does with other tools (like the face extrusion tools for example, or using the move tool with the mouse and keyboard which can get super-granular)

For example, I'm designing a desk with drawers that are really close together, but I want a tight gap that's still visible in Anim8or. Right now they're so close together to be obvious in the view, but if I take one drawer and try to shrink it just a little with only the X-axis selected, the gaps get way too huge on each side.
I guess maybe I could try the Snap function but I don't think that goes past 2 decimal places so I'm not sure it's fine enough either.
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Re: Feature request -- scale along specified axis
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 04:38:52 pm »

davdud101 That's a good idea. I'll see what I can do.
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