Hi, I’ve searched around and it seems this is a very old topic that has been answered many times in the same way. Yet it still crops up every few months. This leads me to believe that what I propose below could be a valid addition since this is a recurring and (I believe) unnecessary speed bump.
Basically I’d like to select a group of vertices and give them all an absolute position. The median feature however makes this tricky. The standard fix is to Scale / Axis / 0 and then type in the value that you actually want. This is a pretty clunky workaround, especially in the 2.8 interface.
Now is usually the point where users who have adapted to the feature over many years dog pile on explaining how its actually much more efficient and I just don’t know how to use the software.
I propose modifying the numerical transform to feature two buttons at the top, instead of just the title. These buttons would be Median and Absolute, with the same interface design as the Global and Local buttons below the XYZ values.
For precision modelling being able to manipulate the mesh numerically is extremely convenient and in many cases required.
In terms of program architecture I realise there is a reason it was built in this way. It seems suspiciously similar to the feature/workaround of ‘Copy All to Selected’.
Can anyone shed any light on the philosophy behind this? Does this proposal sound like something you’d want?