is there a plug-in for Blender to enhance the 3D-editor with a plane pan feature?
You probably know from other 3D modellers like modo or silo, the item in the manipulator that constrains movements not to only one dimensional direction but to two directions, or ratherspeaking to a plane.
I would find that feature very handy very often when working in perspective view .
(Where has the manage attachments option here in this posting panel gone?
I can’t see it.
I’d like to attach a screenshot)
So you have to hold shift and Z to constrain movements to a plane (in this case XY-plane)?
Isn’t that a bit painful?
And it doesn’t seem to work on my side.
(using Blender 2.49)
But I requested this because that kind of moving gedget integrated into the 3D editor is the most comfortable solution for moving constrained to one plane and pretty much standard in various 3D modelling packages so i thought that Blender could maybe have a look at it and copy it, please??
(btw, why don’t the rules allow to post attachments here ???)
if i understand what you are saying: press “N”. next to LocX, LocY, and LocZ there is a little padlock button. clicking that will lock the object to that planes location, or rotation or scale, for that matter.
Just wanted to clarify - in case it isn’t already:
You don’t have to keep pressing Shift+x, say; just type it once, to restrict movement to that plane.
And, of course, you can use any of the options listed above.
You can also type x20 <ENTER> y10 to move it 20 units along X and 10 units along Y.
And you can also type N to bring up the Numerical Window, and type the new coordinates figures OR type +20, say, at the end of the line.
And that’s jus the options I know. And I am not expert