There’s been talk about orienting objects on meshes or polysurfaces that would come handy in many cases (@leex, @laborda, @EricM, @pascal ).
Here is an experimental tool that should do that, with some more options. It’s a RhinoScript plugin that works in somehow ‘unorthodox Rhino’ way with limited command-line input but by pressing keys instead. See below for the key shortcuts map or press [ i ], and a video showing some of the workflow.
- In Rhino 5, to make a copy, press “c”. In Rhino 6 WIP only it is possible to also use LMB click.
- the regular Rhino snaps don’t work in real-time preview mode (can snap only to mesh vertex/edge). In order to have Snaps, use “Lock” mode [ v ]-key, from there with no interactive preview it is possible to use OSnaps. In “Lock” mode [c] will make a copy and prompt for the new item location, [ v ] will unlock the location.
- [ m ] will switch between keyboard transforms and regular mouse-driven transforms ( in mouse mode, once the specific transform key is pressed it will start prompting for mouse input)
- Obviously there may be some bugs and errors, so use with caution.
OrientObjectsOnObjects.rhp (60 KB)