Editing length between locators (distance)

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  02 February 2014
Editing length between locators (distance)

Hey folks.
I'm having trouble getting a precise value out of the distance tool between two locators.


Yes, I can definately move the upper locator and the value will change, but I'm having trouble making it very precise. I'd like to change the distance to exactly 2.10000.
Any ideas? =/ I've been scouring the web, and coming up with nothing unfortunately.
[Maya 2013 x64]
 
  02 February 2014
This is not how the distance tool works. You don't 'edit' the distance. You edit the distance between the points and it tells you the distance between them. Even if you could edit the distance measurement directly, Maya is not a mind-reader so isn't going to know whether you want to move the top locator or the bottom locator to arrive at 2.1.

Are the locators exactly on top of each other? Are you only moving in Y?

Assuming yes to the previous 2 questions, you can just take the Y value of the bottom locator and add 2.1 to it for the top one. You don't need a distance tool.

Also bear in mind you can enter in many decimal places into the channel box.

Last edited by royg : 02 February 2014 at 10:59 PM.
 
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