rick6151

3d Grabber

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Im a newbie to Subdivision modeling and wondered if you can tell my why the 3d grabber tends to change orientation. If I drag select the same vertexes, the grabber will align differently? Also, when I hit the tab key to select an exact position, the direction of movement is backwards. For instance, if in a front view, I choose to move a vertex to the left and I put a negative number in, the vertex moves to the right? Similarly, if I tab-select a vertex to move it to the right, it requires a negative number? Any thoughts?

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The 3D draggers movement in positive and negative is relative to its orientation and start point, not document coordinate directions like when you're moving objects with the Move tool in a given standard view.

The alignment and orientation of the widget is attempting to read what you have selected and provide a useful average of the various possible orientations, but you can use Re-position Mode (The third mode group) and set it wherever you want, then set it back to Translate/Rotate/Scale mode to make the desired changes in the selected orientation.

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