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12-27-2007, 03:57 AM
I've got a question for someone with experience in Lightwave.
In Lightwave I often use the scale tool (h) to align points with eachother. By holding down the ctrl key as you scale, the points are sort of constrained into alignment (not explaining this too well, but I think Lightwavers will get what I'm saying).
I'm wondering if I can get this sort of functionality in XSI.
12-27-2007, 11:21 AM
Press Scale and you can see the manipulation icon that show the XYZ, select the appropriate coordinate (usually global) and press ctrl, and move the pivot of the icon, then you can do scaling by dragging the X, Y, or Z box.
Neat!, never thought of using the scale tool for aligning points but it does work.
12-28-2007, 02:06 AM
or just do a type in to the proper scale axis, usually zeroing out the proper axis will give you the result you need
12-29-2007, 12:01 AM
I've been using the scale plus ctrl in XSI, but I find that it doesn't work the same as lightwaves scale in this case. The points do not alfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/MICHAE%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.jpgfile:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/MICHAE%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.jpgign in parallel, as you can see in this pic:
I zeroing the scale doesn't seem to align the points in this example. What am I doing wrong?
thanks for your help,
Lasercade... press the minus key "-" on the NumPad a few times, and then look and see if it's scaled flat.
12-29-2007, 12:44 AM
I can't believe I forgot that of course the points aren't going to align on a subdivided mesh!!! good grief. I checked in lightwave, and with the ctrl key, the functionality is exactly the same in XSI. My brain is getting old!
thanks for everyone who chimed in on this user error question,
12-29-2007, 12:44 AM
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