Quick move using gumball to vertex position?


#1

Hi. I’m trying to move the top face from an abject to the same level as the top face of another object using gumball but I can’t get the desired result. Seems that there is no lock or axis movement restriction when dragging the gumball and a simple way to use existing faces/vertexes as reference. For example the Sketchup has a inference locking mechanism by using the arrow keys (right=x axis, left=y, up=z and down=inference), a nice and easy to use feature to quickly and precisely moving objects (faces, vertexes) using the coordinates of other objects/faces/vertexes.

The position of the mouse don’t appear in the screenshots but on the first picture the mouse position was on the top front-right vertex position when I released the mouse, and the second picture it is the result, but obviously it is not what it is should be.

If somebody know a solution for this kind of workflow please post bellow. Thank you.


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Macuso - set the Gumball to use ‘Snappy’ dragging rather than smooth (Gumball status bar context menu, in Windows, run the Gumball command to set the option, I think, on Mac, I don’t have a mac handy at the moment), to allow object snapping to the gumball origin.
Does that do it?
-Pascal


#3

Hi Pascal. Thank you for your quick reply. Indeed the ‘Snappy’ option did the trick. Also seems that I need to disable some of the snap options and use only End and Vertex to get the desired result.