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10 October 2004, 01:39 PM
it`s my second day when I`m trying to build a good blueprint. finally I find control panel to backdrops, but it`s not the end of my trouble. I`m working on 3 viewports, sometimes I want to see perspective view. so I change viewport, and when I`m switch back, backdrop is completly !@!@##-up.

10 October 2004, 10:35 PM
After setting up your bg images save your Layout.

10 October 2004, 08:05 AM
Correct. If u feel u're satisfy with your cool self made layout, u can even map a hot key for it and u still be able to open multiple windows if u like.


10 October 2004, 11:54 AM
.. u can even map a hot key for it and u still be able to open multiple windows if u like.


maybe u can tell me how to do that trick, would be very helpfull.

10 October 2004, 01:56 PM
after saving layout go to key editor, switch to commands tab and choose layouts for the popup on the right. now You should see all layouts listed, simply double click on the one You want and You will be asked for shortcut.

10 October 2004, 02:01 PM
thx m8 :) just starting modeling . maybe u can tell me how to break, create new verteces on edges of poly. but not using edge slice.

10 October 2004, 02:11 PM
if You want to create vert in the middle of poly use Spikey tool. If You want to add vertices on edge but don't want to create edge use Edge Slice but turn Split Polygon option off in Tool Properties. This will only add verts.

10 October 2004, 03:13 PM
maybe it`s time for another thread but Pazur u are so nice :)
i`m trying to use drill- slice tool to cut in multi-poly object some nice curves. i`m trying in every possible way X,Y,Z changing layers and still nothing. Suggestion ?

maybe imoportant - i`m using this with symmetry. :banghead:

10 October 2004, 06:54 AM
maybe i missunderstand ur question...
if u see nothing was happened when u activate some tool, go to Tool Pipe > right mouse click the tool name > choose "Apply tool"
or in the tool properties if u see a little button "Apply"
After that make a hot key for the "Apply tool" (in Command History viewport, right click then Map Command to Key...) this is the same way u make a hot key for ur layout.

10 October 2004, 08:06 AM
put the object You want to cut in foreground layer and the shape that You want to be cut in the first object as background layer. use solid drill/slice and the shape in background layer should be cut in the mesh that is in foreground one. this is basically LW behaviour, to put things that some of tools require as background layers.

10 October 2004, 09:42 AM
thx again. lifesaviours :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 03:14 PM
heres a backdrop question, is there anny way to put two images in the backdrop of the perspective view? like each image on different planes?

10 October 2004, 03:21 PM
i don't think so. unless You put them as textures on 2 planes and put those planes as textured background layer.

10 October 2004, 01:50 AM
Haven't try yet. Maybe can map those images on a box.

10 October 2004, 05:46 AM
maybe thats my first feature request

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