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Snapping Toolbar for trueSpace7.61

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A plugin and script combination for performing snapping. The tools will move an object/element selection to the center location of another object/element selection. This set of tools is designed as a replacement for older object vertex and face to face snapping tools.

A version of this script comes pre-installed in the Unofficial trueSpace Updates - https://www.united3dartists.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=55

persistent base install required

Clintons3dPlugin.rsx v.1638423 required

Unofficial Update required for axis to point edit snapping.

Installation:

  1. install the persistent base if not already installed - not required if Unofficial Updates are installed
  2. install the rsx plugin
  3. drag the node into the link editor
  4. delete the node from the scene after install is complete

General Usage:

  1. Select the objects/elements to be snapped
  2. Press one of the snapping buttons
  3. Select the destination objects/elements
  4. RMB to commit the selection and move the original selection to the center of the target selection

The Face to Face and Point to Point snap tools do not use the current selection and start by deselecting everything.

If the Copy Source option is active RMB will snap move then reselect the source and wait for another target selection.

Toolbars

snap panel
  • Standard - square icon buttons
  • Text - text based buttons
  • Wide - icon plus text

  • Pick Widget Options - set hover and selected colors and dot size
  • Reset Buttons and Widgets - clean out of sync widgets

The Reset Buttons and Widgets is used as a safety net to clean the user interface. It will deactivate any picking widget, clear the button highlighting, clear mesh highlighting effects and clear the status line.

RMB Button options

  • Copy Source makes a copy and snaps it to the target selection and the widget stays active to continue copying to new target selections.
  • Respect Axis Lock uses the state of axis locking to restrict the movement of the snapped selection.
  • Maintain Spacing will snap the selected items as a fixed group instead of individually snapping each to the target selection
  • Widget Options is the same thing as the Pick Widget Options of the toolbar button.
face to face

Face to Face:

Move and rotates one object to another based on triangle face selections.

Point to Point:

Move one object to another based on point selections.

Object to Object:

Move an object selection to the center of a target object selection.

Object to Point:

Move an object selection to a target vertex selection center.

Axis to Object:

Move the axes of an object selection to the center of a target object selection.

Axis to Point:

Move the axes of an object selection to a target vertex selection center.

Axis to PE:

Moves the axis of the current point edit object to the center of the point edit selection.

  • Snap move the pivot to selection
  • Snap + Rotate orient the pivot to the face selection then move the pivot to the selection center
  • Snap + Rotate + Center orient the pivot to the face selection then move the pivot to the geometry center

PE to Object:

Moves the current point edit selection to the center of a target object selection

PE to Point:

Moves the current point edit selection to a target vertex selection center.

Joint to Object:

Move a joint selection to the center of a target object selection.

Joint to Point:

Move a joint selection to a target vertex selection center.

Notes

  • The Copy Source option can be confusing when used with axis snapping because no visible change occurs.
  • Object picking selections process uses 2 widgets so there are 2 cancel processes. Before any selection RMB will cancel. After an object is selected RMB the center sphere of the widget to cancel.
  • Axis to PE calls the Unofficial Update widget scripts
  • Joints should be in Shape Skeleton mode for selection.
  • Dev Note: Normal icon button size is 26x26, the wide style button is 128x26

January 5, 2021

  • fix face snapping of nurbs when copy option not active
  • arrange copied nodes in the link editor

January 4, 2021

  • updated tools to work with workspace NURBS objects

October 27, 2020

  • bug fix in joint to point snapping
  • axes to pe only run if pe element is selected
  • installer - new toolbar reset list
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October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020