I'd like to turn off o-snap alt-toggle behavior


#1

I just discovered the joyful fact that there’s a conflict in alt-usage when drawing a _handlecurve and using osnaps, because if you hold alt to insert a kink you turn osnaps off. That makes it very difficult to do a handle curve based on reference geometry.

Workarounds anyone?


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi JKolodner - you can use DisableOsnap > Toggle

Hm - OK - but I see the problem you describe… hmmm thinking…

You can type in the specific osnap (say ‘end’) you want and it will override Alt.

-Pascal


#3

and I’m going to do that on every single handle and every point I’m entering?


(Pascal Golay) #4

Up to you… or Shift-Click on the osnaps toolbar - the toolbar changes to one-shot osnaps - that’ll also override Alt if you get at them that way.

-Pascal


(Brian James) #5

I was wondering if you can record a screen capture showing how you’re trying to use Osnaps while also inserting a kink? I was trying to figure it out here to offer some possible workflows but I don’t think I’m getting the intended workflow.

Sorry, I see the issue now…

I’m thinking to draw another curve for the kink and Join after. The result seems the same as using HandleCurve with kinks.


(Pascal Golay) #6

Hi Brian - try drawing a HandleCurve with Alt to force a kink at the placed point while also snapping to a point using osnaps - it does not work… You need to override Alt as far as I can see, with a particular one-shot osnap.

-Pascal


#7

Yep, and this is annoying, not being able to turn off the alt-toggle for o-snap usage. I’d like to just re-assign the hotkey for the toggle to something other than alt. Or assign a different modifier key for kink insertion. Either way.


(Pascal Golay) #8

Hi jKolodner - All that said, I’m curious as to why you use this tool to trace - it seems like the least easily controlable of Rhino’s curve tools…

-Pascal


#9

I wanted to create a smooth sweep curve in 3d that was based on a series of already modeled parts that didn’t have the transitions I wanted. I agree that it was not ideal, I ended up punting on that method and surfacing in a different manner entirely.