Author Topic: A.F.F. Notation  (Read 21728 times)

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dustinthiesse

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Re: A.F.F. Notation
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2009, 12:50:04 PM »
No problem.

I rarely use it.  Usually it's faster to just do it in two steps than take the time to rt-click and go into snap overrides.  Perhaps a quick key could be set up for that!

Kate M

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Re: A.F.F. Notation
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2009, 02:18:56 PM »
No, that's not what I'm talking about.  I see the command.  I don't see it's usefulness.

Say you want to draw a line that starts at P1 and ends 100 units below P2:

LINE
select P1
rt-click...snap overrides...from
select P2
track down and enter 100!
I would do that with Object Snap Tracking...no clicks or typing required! :)

whdjr

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Re: A.F.F. Notation
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2009, 03:24:42 PM »
you know you can do a shift right-click to get to the menu.

dustinthiesse

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Re: A.F.F. Notation
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2009, 04:21:24 PM »
woah! nice.
always lookin for shortcuts like that.

I guess I could also just type "from" and bypass the menu altogether.

dustinthiesse

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Re: A.F.F. Notation
« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2009, 04:25:21 PM »
No, that's not what I'm talking about.  I see the command.  I don't see it's usefulness.

Say you want to draw a line that starts at P1 and ends 100 units below P2:

LINE
select P1
rt-click...snap overrides...from
select P2
track down and enter 100!
I would do that with Object Snap Tracking...no clicks or typing required! :)

Ya know.  I thought I tested this because that was my first thought too.  And I thought it didn't work.  But now when I try it today, it does work haha!

Well then, what is the usefullness of "from" then???  Anything?

dustinthiesse

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Re: A.F.F. Notation
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2009, 08:52:15 AM »
Just discovered probably the only time I would use this "from" offset thing:  In conjunction with the "midway between 2 pts" option.

This morning I needed to move something centered between two points and then offset a certain distance.
So I picked the base point on the object, then select "from", then select "m2p", then enter the offset distance.

woohoo  :-D

Now someone is going to tell me there's a better way to do that too, aren't they?