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drawing with accurate dimension
we can draw a box or a plane with our desired dimension, but when we use the scale tool to adjust the size, the dimensions are not accurate anymore. is there a way we can know the new dimension?
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1/25/2009 11:19:37 AM (last edit: 1/25/2009 11:19:37 AM)
You can use the built-in calculator by typing ctrl+N in any numeric field.
Say you have an object with two of its vertices that are 23 units apart and you want to rescale the object so the same verts are 50 units apart.
Pickthe scale tool, select all the verts, type ctrl+N in the field and in the calculator enter50*100/23.
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1/25/2009 11:51:37 AM (last edit: 1/25/2009 11:51:57 AM)
Most of my non-organic models are accurate to at least within 1/10th of a millimeter. I do this by simply not using Scale at all. Even if it's a simple number like scaling down by 50%, if you really want to be accurate you should select the vertices and move them yourself. (Or in the case of an unmodified box, type in the correct values.)
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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1/25/2009 4:53:17 PM (last edit: 1/25/2009 4:53:17 PM)
Right click on the scale button in the tool bar, it should tell you by what % it has been scaled, and you can reset this to 100 if you want it to be 1:1 again.
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1/25/2009 6:02:46 PM (last edit: 1/25/2009 6:02:46 PM)
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