I think that it would be a powerful feature to add a bounding box 1D resize on the gumball. Basically, you select objects(s), they are put in a translucent box you can drag to resize the box, which transforms the objects in an axial mode.
It’s interesting that 2D and 3D resize are on the Gumball. I think that over the years, I have used 2D and 3D resize, perhaps a hundred times, but I have used 1D resize 10s of thousands of times since I first started using Rhino.
In fact, that’s what, years ago, sold me on Rhino. When I have better mice, there is always a mouse button programed for it.
2D and 3D resize have their place, but their place is more often character modeling, more than industrial design.
How many of us have measured a board from the center, measuring out both ways?
I have found relocating the Gumball center cumbersome. You aren’t doing a traditional relocation, so how are you single-clicking the point?
If I use the GumballRelocate command, it asks for all three axis.
I just reread the help, and didn’t see what you are doing.
(Thanks, this may be helpful, if there was more info)
Still, you aren’t doing a 1:1 side/edge translation for mouse movements?
It appears that it’s still doing a 2:1 multiplier. I hate that.
BTW, Bounding Box would be a helpful option on 1D-resize. I have done that hundreds of times. Perhaps it could be scripted.
[Seeing that it’s already programed, I hope that Pascal’s Dragpoint, which became point _Point _Between will be in the standard Rhino V8 toolset. I use it nearly every time I use Rhino. It’s especially helpful for putting points in blocks for aligning their parts. It’s also helpful for putting points in things when you understand the center, but it’s not a snap. Oddly, the idea came my 1986 crappy bitmap “CAD” program, called Drawshell, but there was likely something like that in other CAD programs, I hope.*
I have icons for _Point _Between, I can share.
There was an point_endpoint, which I used for measuring, once in a while, but it doesn’t seem to work anymore.]