Cursor Control 0.6.0

Obsolete

This version is replaced by Cursor Control 0.6.1

Audience

    This addon gives you fingertip control of the 3d cursor. May be helpful in simple CAD drawings of mechanics or architecture. Feel free to try it for yourself.

Download

space_3dview_cursor_control-0.6.0.zip

Installation

  • Unzip
  • Move all files to the [blenderhome]/2.57/scripts/addons folder.

Features

  • Blender 2.57
  • Cursor history with back and forward navigation.
  • Cursor trace is shown on screen if chosen to.
  • Store cursor location to a saved location (SL).
  • Move cursor to SL.
  • Swap cursor and SL.
  • Saved Location is shown on the screen if chosen to.
  • Move cursor to closest point on selected mesh elements: vertices, edges, lines, faces, planes. Edges are constrained by their vertices, and faces by their edges. Lines and planes are infinite.
  • Mirror cursor around SL, a vertex, a line or a plane.
  • Move cursor to median of selected vertices.
  • Move cursor to closest encounter of two lines. Alternates between the two possible solutions.
  • Move cursor to closest point on 3-point cylinder axis. (Also for 3-point circle center.)
  • Move cursor to 4-point sphere center.
  • Move cursor to closest point on surface of 3-point sphere.
  • Move cursor to closest point on surface of 4-point sphere.
  • Move cursor to world origin.
  • Move cursor to active object origin.
  • Set step length for limiting or extending the distance the cursor will move.
  • Set step length mode to absolute for an exact distance in blender units. Negative values makes the cursor move away from the target.
  • Set step length mode to proportional for a scaled distance. Values between 0 and 1 is between CL and target. Values greater than 1 overshoots the target. Negative values makes the cursor move away from the target.
  • Capture step length value from distance between two vertices.
  • Quick buttons for Golden Mean proportions.

Release Notes

  • IMPROVEMENT: Control, Memory and History are now separate plugins…
  • IMPROVEMENT: Now works with Blender 2.57.

Issues

  • None.
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15 Responses to “Cursor Control 0.6.0”

  1. Justin Says:

    I still have issues to get this script working. I tried to install them (using User Preferences) from the [blenderhome]/2.57/scripts/addons folder, but this resulted in the error “Source file is in the addon search path: [blenderhome]/2.57/scripts/addons)”.

    I then placed the files in the various other suggested folders to install them. Although I don’t get an error, they do not appear to have installed.

    Any suggestions to as what could be the problem.

    • Justin Says:

      I found what went wrong. I discovered if I installed them individually an error indicated it could not access the files. I changed my user type to have administer rights, re unpacked and reinstalled and they now do appear.

      Just a quick question, do I need to enable seminumerical to have it work properly?

      Cheers

  2. Karim Says:

    i don’t have an addon folder in my windows structure (was not created when i installed blender 2.57b) , so I’ve made a separated folder where all my addons are in. This folder includes the file seminumerical.py and it doesn’t work. I suppose he looks for this file in the wrong directory.

    • You can try putting seminumerical.py in different folders.
      Search for folders named ‘addons’ or ‘modules’.

      Perhaps somewhere in…
      C:\Users\Karim\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender
      or
      C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender

      • Karim Says:

        I’have placed the file under the directory python/lib and now it works.

        thanks for the help and keep up with the good work

  3. Karim Says:

    I’am unable to enable the add on in blender (i can not check the checkerbox).
    I’am using blender 2.57b on windows 7 – 64 bit

    • Start blender from the command line to see what fails when you click the checkbox. Then tell me what you see.

      • Karim Says:

        see code below.

        C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender>blender.exe
        found bundled python: C:\PROGRA~1\BLENDE~1\Blender\2.57\python
        Traceback (most recent call last):
        File “C:\Users\Karim\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.57\scripts\m
        odules\addon_utils.py”, line 207, in enable
        mod = __import__(module_name)
        File “C:\Users\Karim\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.57\scripts\a
        ddons\space_3dview_cursor_control.py”, line 135, in
        from seminumerical import *
        ImportError: No module named seminumerical
        Traceback (most recent call last):
        File “C:\Users\Karim\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.57\scripts\m
        odules\addon_utils.py”, line 207, in enable
        mod = __import__(module_name)
        File “C:\Users\Karim\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.57\scripts\a
        ddons\space_3dview_cursor_history.py”, line 126, in
        from seminumerical import *
        ImportError: No module named seminumerical

      • Problem is this:
        ImportError: No module named seminumerical

        There is a file called seminumerical.py in the zip.
        You need to place it in the addons folder.

  4. Indeed a needed feature.

  5. Hai, Can I draw curve as per the courser position
    or can i convert that
    Thank You

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