ADDON SUMMARY (Edited to include extra info/details)
Mesh Align Plus helps you move things around, precisely: arrange objects in your scene, align mesh parts to each other while you’re modeling, and create complex custom transformations using measurements from your models.
In other words, Mesh Align Plus is designed to provide precision modeling capabilities, especially for hard surface modelers, mechanical, architectural and CAD/CAM users.
Some real world examples of things you can do with the addon:
- Align objects by their faces
- Measure and match angles, distances, and lengths for parts of your models
- Rotate an object around an edge
- Move in the direction of an edge, face normal or set of verts
- Directly set the dimension/length/scale of arbitrary sub-features of your model
- Much more…
Most things take just a few seconds to perform, but the addon also allows you to do really sophisticated and abstract operations if you want to (with some extra setup).
Grab it here:
Wiki (with tons of GIF’s):
See these simple demo clips for a quick flavor of what’s possible:
I HAVE IDEAS!
Post em up! This thread will be devoted to in-depth discussion of the addon, including workflow improvements, possible new features, design issues, etc. Some people in the News thread thought that a new post in this subforum would be a good idea, so here we are! I’ll try to keep the News thread focused only on big anouncements from now on, with more detailed discussion to happen here.