[Bf-committers] Proposal: Distance mode for Vertex/Edge Slide

Duarte Ramos duarte_ramos at sapo.pt
Sat Dec 13 00:49:03 CET 2014

I am an architect, and this would most definitely be incredibly useful, 
especially if also available during loopcut slide, either limited by the 
shortest edge or even if it meant some vertex "overshooting" their 
corresponding edge.

On 12-12-2014 05:45, - LEON - wrote:
> Currently, Vertex/Edge Slide offers Factor control, but I found that, quite
> often, users may want to slide elements by a given distance.
> For example, if we want to slide a vertex by 2 along a edge with length of
> 5.5364, we can figure out the correct Factor by typing calculation like:
> 2/5.5364, which is 0.361246; and if we want to define 2 as the distance
> towards another vertex on the same edge, then we can generate by
> calculation 1-2/5.5364, which is 0.638754, etc.
> I mean this is NOT bad really, just not so effective for users who use it
> quite often like this (archetects for instance), since I've seen quite a
> bit of questions online, directly or indirectly, related to how to
> precisely control edge length or vertex movements along edge.
> In a word, benefits are:
> - Straightforward length control (for existing edges).
> - Straightforward slide control (by using distance value other than factor).
> I bet a small usibility improvement on this commonly-used tool will be much
> helpful. FYI. Thanks.

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