Please help with aligning points

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  02 February 2002
Please help with aligning points

I'm a new lightwave user and I'm trying to align points in a model to an axis. Not just aligning but actually making the points planar to an axis.

here's a before and after pic of what I'm trying to achieve

If someone can tell me the easiest way to get from 1. to 2. without just manually dragging and eyeballing the points I would be very happy.


  02 February 2002

Hey just simply use the stretch tool, the big 'h' (hot key). Have all points in the vertical selected then just put the pointer in the spot where you want all the points to line up to and stretch horizontaly (left to right).

  02 February 2002

I never would have thought of that in 999,999 years.


  02 February 2002
ctrl-V . . . set value tool
Todd Grimes
  02 February 2002
Todd Grimes

Todd G,
I actually like the stretch method a little better because it seems more interactive, that is I can just position the cursor where I want the points to align, whereas with Set Value, it seems that I have to enter an integer for the position.

Thanks for posting your great models on evil-plan. they've really helped me out in learning.

  02 February 2002
I quite agree with ToddG, set value is more accurate.

You just select the point where you want the others to align to and press 'I' for info point, take the position value and use the set value on the others with that position value.
Observation is the key
  02 February 2002
Set Value will definately work. But how accurate do you need to be and how much time are you willing to take to allign and set the value for each point. If you're working with a large object it would be quite difficult to allign each point that runs down the center axis of it (for mirroring etc. (just an example))
  02 February 2002
The tool (plug-in LScript) that I use in this situation is called "align points" -- all you have to do is select the desired points for aligning, click on the button for the plug-in and choose which axis you want the points aligned along, it works great!

Get the plug-in free here:
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