Axis point for tool, how do i manipulat it

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Old 06 June 2005   #1
Axis point for tool, how do i manipulat it

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in the Silo head tut his tool is nice and straight, mine for some reason (yes I must of did something wrong) its all angled crazy which makes it hard to manipulate my object points(vertices) Can someone enlighten me on how to manipulate tha angle of the tool and how to get it straight.

Thanks
~Rob
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Old 06 June 2005   #2
Hi there Rob,

Silo has a few ways in which it can orient it's manipulator.

Go to the Selection Menu and all the way down (second from the bottom) to "Orient Manipulator".

Here you can choose to orient the manipulator to a different axis.

Select them all to get a feel for what they do. If you want to move the Manipulator straight up and down, choose "Orient Manipulator To World"

Cheers
 
Old 06 June 2005   #3
Just go to the Selection menu and set Auto Orient Manipulator to "World". It is probably currently set to Normal or somewhat.
 
Old 06 June 2005   #4
Selection-> Manipulator edit mode= lets you freely edit the manipulator

Selection-> Orient manipulator= orients yur manipulator to different modes, like the world for example.

Selection-> Auto orient manipulator= put this one to -off- and the manipulator sticks in the angle you have set it to. Plus if you uncheck -Enable manipulator repositioning- it dosen´t move if you select a new face, line or vert.

Those ones are really essential to get the most out of Silo, so I have put extra buttons for those on the top of my viewport for fast easy access.



(the small boxes next to the primitives buttons are custom quick access to there options windows)

Cinnsealach was a bit quicker, but I leave my post anyway

Last edited by AAAron : 06 June 2005 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 06 June 2005   #5
Straight up its essential to be able to manipulate the axis. Thanks guys now i can continue with my head tut that is getting me closer to understanding Silos full functions. I am really liking Silos simplistic view at poly modeling and I am excited to use on my real working projects soon along with my other apps. Plus Silo developers really understand that they have a power tool and the price is oh so right. Modo guys should be asshamed of there ticket price for such a buggy app. I have to say I like Modo alot but I just cant deal with the stability issues. Silo hasnt crashed once since I started evaluating it and thats a great sign.

Mac OS X 10.39 / G5
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