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Make objects parallel
show user profile  tom_curitiba
Hi,

looks like easy but didnt manage yet how :-)
I tried like this process on the picture underneath but could not at the end rotate/snap the 2 vertices together..
I had lock the rotation on the Z axis by pressing F7 but couldnt catch the vertex of the other object..
How do u do usually if u want to precisely make 2 objects parallel? is it possible to avoid a script?

thanks :)
Tom
http://i.imgur.com/vJCMo1L.jpg?1

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12/5/2013 8:31:44 AM (last edit: 12/5/2013 8:31:44 AM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
If the pivot axis of the target mesh is aligned with the object you can just use "align" and check the orientation boxes...Otherwise there is a "normal align" tool (same button, just in the dropdown list)




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12/5/2013 8:53:13 AM (last edit: 12/5/2013 8:53:13 AM)
show user profile  tom_curitiba
-> it worked :
1) I « picked » the ref.coordinate system to the object so that the gizmo is aligned with the object and not with the world coord.
2) I aligned « orientation local » to the other object
thanks :)

PS: I also tried the "normal align", worked also very well

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12/5/2013 10:11:04 AM (last edit: 12/5/2013 10:16:02 AM)
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