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Alignment of objects using surface scribble

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Message 1 of 10
bwasserman1
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Alignment of objects using surface scribble

I have search and tried to get this feature to work and I have been totally unsuccessful. Is there some examples, video preferred, that shows how to properly use the alignment tool and it's many modes?

 

Thank you

 

 

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Message 2 of 10
hfcandrew
in reply to: bwasserman1

Read: https://help.autodesk.com/view/MSHMXR/2019/ENU/?guid=GUID-F9DE092C-1B8A-4327-8057-4FD31896AA43

 

Watch:

Align Tool2.gif

 

Need to hold ctrl to scribble on the destination.

Message 3 of 10
MagWeb
in reply to: bwasserman1

Here's the official documentation for Align

Sorry, no specific video I know.

 

The main problem with SurfaceScrible mode (same for SurfacePoint) is that the object at its source position gets transparent if you are using the default scene shader. So it's hard to scribble a loop or to click a certain point....

Simple solution: Drag and drop a shader from SHADERS onto the object > Now both source- and result-position  should be opaque.

In case you set Source=SurfaceScribble and Target=SurfaceScribble:

Simply press the left mouse button to draw something like a loop on the source-position > red scribbling.

Press Shift+left mouse button to draw a loop on any other object > blue scribbling.

Using SurfaceScribble MM constructs an averaged plane from scribbling and uses this for alignment.

 

Of course you can combine all Source modes with any of the Destination modes. In case that the used mode needs some user input (as SurfacePoint, SurfaceScribble or Pivot) you need a LMB-click to define the source which is aligned to the target defined by Shift+LMB-click.

 



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

Message 4 of 10
bwasserman1
in reply to: hfcandrew

I have reviewed this section of the manual many times but I still have not
gotten it to work correctly. It is not that clear

That is why I am looking for a video showing how to use it. I know I am
missing something I just have not clued in on it.

Thank you
Message 5 of 10
MagWeb
in reply to: bwasserman1

Andrew was faster...



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

Message 6 of 10
hfcandrew
in reply to: MagWeb

Picture says a thousand words, haha. 

Message 7 of 10
hfcandrew
in reply to: bwasserman1

Did you watch the video/post I posted? Are you still lost?

Message 8 of 10
bwasserman1
in reply to: hfcandrew

Yes I am still lost. I must be missing something.
Message 9 of 10
hfcandrew
in reply to: bwasserman1

Sure I`ll try to help, do you have a particular model you are trying to do this on. If so could you zip and post the .mix.

 

Could you post a gif/video/screencast of trying to do it?

Message 10 of 10
bwasserman1
in reply to: hfcandrew

I think I found my mistake. I had both parts selected when I tried to align
them. It works now.

Thank you very, very much.

Wish there were more detailed videos available as it's a great program with
lots of ability.

BR

Bernie

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