Box Edit and Gumball are already much better than in V5, yet how about adding this:
In the Box Edit panel, there are all these “Pivot Location” min/max dots. Why not simply use the Gumball location instead (or additionally)? Think about it - it’s just the next logical step, isn’t it.
In addition to the “Use World CPlane” and “Use current CPlane” options, there should be “Use Gumball”. It would make perfect sense to get/set coordinates relative to the Gumball, wouldn’t it.
I have a background with 3d programs like 3ds max, Softimage and Cinema 4D, and their “axis-oriented” way of manipulating objects.
Rhino I use since 2014, so I’m also quite familiar with the CAD approach of moving/rotating/scaling things via commands.
Both approaches are fine, and it’s cool that Rhino supports both - let’s just go all the way!
After all, the Gumball now seems to really stick to an object (very good), so it’s practically usable as it’s pivot/local coordinate system. What I’m talking about it doing it justice and ‘harmonize’ Box Edit and the Gumball as far as possible now.
Some more wishes:
The Box Edit panel should be able to display and edit Point coordinates, besides object coodinates (for now, the command EvaluatePt has to be used). Of course also when multiple points are selected - for that, it would also be very practical to have this “Use Gumball” option in Box Edit.
Pressing ENTER should immediately apply the changes made in Box Edit. Now, the APPLY button has to be clicked
If the user wants to change multiple values before applying them, the TAB key could be used to jump to the next input filed (or the mouse of course).
And if so, please see after that the TAB key jumps from X to Y to Z, and THEN to this new “uniform” checkbox…
That new “Uniform: X, Y, Z” feature shows your good will… ;p
However, wouldn’t it be easier to simply take the coordinate input field that the user sets focus on as the reference? That would make this (fiddly) extra option obsolete.
Some years ago I made a similar post, and there have been numerous other related debates - allow me to give it another bump. The way it is now just feels unsatisfying and halfway there.
Thanks for considering!!