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02-26-2005, 08:55 AM
I looked everywhere in the modo documation, but I couldn't find a way to do this:

I want to take a bunch of selected verticies, and have them all snap to the grid, and flatten out on the grid. so for example, i've got a bunch of verticies with different x values. I want them to snap to the x plane, and all have the same x position after the snap.

I know how to do it in maya, just not modo.


02-27-2005, 05:49 PM
what i know is you can select a vertice and choose "set Value" in Vertex Map menu.

Hope this is what you were looking for!


02-28-2005, 08:59 PM
I guess what I am looking for would be the equivilent to the "retain component spacing" in maya or mayaPLE. (it is found under the tool settings pane when the move tool is activated, and snapping is on)when you turn that off, multiple selected verticies snap to the grid flat.
I think I will post it in the requested feature thread.

however, thank you very much for the reply!


03-01-2005, 08:57 AM
after some tinkering I figured out how to use the vertex map tool. thank you very much! that was what I was looking for!

03-09-2005, 12:16 AM
if you want to get all the selected verticies to be lined up, go to an orthographic view, select the verticies, and select the scale tool. click the action center to be at the point you want them to line up at, http://www.geocities.com/osidedan/pics/selected.jpg
and then scale just on the axis you want the pixels aligned to zero.
if you need it at an odd angle, change your workplane angle, or change your selection mode. peace!

Dion Burgoyne
03-09-2005, 01:43 AM
There's also "aligntopoint.pl" a script that Eric wrote that will allow you to quickly align vert's to any vert. It's available at

www.vertexmonkey.com (http://www.vertexmonkey.com)


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