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Old 08-30-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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Is there an equivalent or near equivalent to the set value tool in Lightwave? Basically, I want to select a bunch of points an set their value on a single axis. Thanks!
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No set value like in LW, but if you want, for example, your selected points aligned with the Z axis and at X=3, then scale both X and Y to zero, then translate X = 3.
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my guess is that Stoehr wants align the points in one dimension only, so my suggestion is to scale to zero along only one axis (the one that you DON'T want as the plane).

so, to get a flat shape in the x-y plane, scale your points to 0.0 along the z-axis, then translate the points in z to your desired location.

it's not as easy as a simple numeric entry, but it'll get the job done.
 
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yep that's probably what he meant.
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THanks, I appreciate the reply. It's not as beautiful as set value, but it does work.
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Under the Transform menu there is a toggle called Collapse Points for snapping/Absolute Translation. When it's on, you can tag points and set a value for them. If you leave it on, the center of that selection will move to the set value. Is that the same behaviour you're looking for?
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Old 08-31-2004, 05:21 PM   #7
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Collapse Points for snapping/Absolute Translation.
This is such the better solution. Good one! Probably should go under the cool tips as something that's great and can be easily missed.

As far as I can tell, it's exactly the same as set value. Just turn it on and set whatever position you want in the Translation fields.
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