[Bf-committers] Mutual dimensions change with proportional scaling

Hadrien Brissaud hadriscus at gmail.com
Sat Feb 22 00:26:20 CET 2014


although the current solution is already an improvement, thar indeed some
shortcomings to it, for instance we can't "batch change" several channels
that are not one after the other (say you want to change translate x and z
but not y).
Modo handles this kind of manipulation (vector sliders) in an interesting
manner, although not devoid of flaws either (might be a bit cluttered too)
: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/67223
This small toggle on the edge of every channel slider goes from independant
to copy to relative to proportional when clicked  - the number field is
just for numinput and the arrow at the right end is for sliding.


On 21 February 2014 23:23, Piotr Arłukowicz <piotao at inf.ug.edu.pl> wrote:

> Hi,
> In my community a discussion was raised about new and wonderful possibility
> of changing scale of the object in three sliders, by moving the mouse
> across all of them. For scale sliders, this is working, and for dimensions
> it works too.
> But there is an uniform rescaling for dimensions entered by the keyboard.
> Let's say: we have a cube scaled to dimensions 2x4x6. If we drag the mouse
> over dimension sliders, and type 3 in x-dimension slider, then all
> dimension sliders will be set to the value of 3. This works exactly the
> same like for scale, and all sliders are changed at once.
> While it is very good feature, the simple problem arised. What is we'd like
> to change x-dimension and have all other dimensions changed to maintain
> proportions?
> Is there any possiblity to put "3" in dimension slider of x, and have
> another dimensions scaled accordingly to maintain proportions? Of course
> after dragging over them with mouse.
> What would you say?
> best regards
> Piotr
> Piotr Arłukowicz, PhD
> University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
> Division of Artificial Intelligence, Wit Stwosz 57, 80-952 Gdańsk, room 121
> phone: +48585232125, University home page: http://inf.ug.edu.pl/~piotao
> Also: Polish Blender Course: http://polskikursblendera.pl/ [PL]
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