[Bf-funboard] What I would wish for...
ed at halley.cc
Mon Jan 9 02:25:38 CET 2006
Lars Hansson wrote:
> Is it possible to embed measuring units (such as metre, feet, inch, mile,
> kilometre, etc... ) for everything created?
I would also like to see this; it would just be an inert data flag when
you are authoring a model, but when you are Appending a library model
into your project, it could do the world-space conversion very easily.
1 Blender Unit = [ 1 foot : ]
0.001 meter (mm)
0.01 meter (cm)
1000 meters (km)
I think the best way to do the conversion easily is to parent all the
Appended items as-is to a new Empty, and then give the Empty the
appropriate scale conversion factor to match the current session's scale
In fact, maybe it's just that each Empty has a "World Units" field, and
they scale against the user's preferred world units automatically.
I have previously requested an ability to (1) load a number of objects
automatically parented into a new Empty, and/or (2) load one object and
have that object's children loaded with it. Unit conversion is one good
application of either request.
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