I have tried to register on their forums with three different e-mail accounts have had no luck, so once again I come here to ask the questions that would most likely be better addressed and viewed on their own forums.
I like XSI, but as an AutoCAD draftsman (that has been wheel zooming since it was introduced) I really need (want) the wheel to be able to zoom in XSI, as it does in AutoCAD and almost every other 3D application I have ever used.
I did a copy and paste of this response to someone asking about wheel zooming on their forums
1) Write a simple plugin that creates two commands: ZoomInActiveCamera and ZoomOutActiveCamera. They should locate the active camera and change its parameters (FOV or COI + Translation) so as to perform the zooming in and out by some fixed value (the zooming speed). If you want to be fancy, also set up a custom pref slider that lets the user change that value on the fly.
2) Map these two commands to two keys using the key mapper. Say you map them to “A” and “Z” for this discussion. Now you can press A to zoom in and Z to zoom out.
I have spent at least four hours trying to find out how to do this and still have no clue as to what needs to be done, or how to go about it. I have searched the on-site plug-ins and add-ons but can find nothing that will allow me to wheel zoom.
In the distant past I wrote a few minor programs with Visual Basic, so I am not totally ignorant about writing code and programming, but have no idea about how to approach this issue, nor do I really want to learn more programming just to do what other programs do by default.
If anyone could point me in the right direction, or know if this code exists and can link me to it, I would appreciate it more than you could imagine.
Once again I am sorry to be asking here, but nothing I do gets me registered on their forums. Three different registration attempts and follow up e-mails to them have resulted in zero response.
Believe it or not, this is a make or break issue for me to use XSI, and I really want to use the program, but after 8+ hours a day of wheel zooming at work, I just want XSI to act the same way.
I know this has been brought up before (here and there), but I could find no resolution except along the lines of “get used to it, you will like it better.”
I don’t want to and I won’t