Cursor Control 0.6.1

Obsolete

This version is replaced by Cursor Control 0.7.0

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-0.6.1.zip

Installation

  • Unzip
  • Moveconstants_utils.py
    cursor_utils.py
    geometry_utils.py
    misc_utils.py
    ui_utils.py
    to [blenderhome]/2.59/scripts/addons/modules
    Overwrite any existing file.
  • Movespace_3dview_cursor_control.py
    space_3dview_cursor_history.py
    space_3dview_cursor_memory.py
    to [blenderhome]/2.59/scripts/addons
    Overwrite any existing file.

Features

  • Blender 2.59
  • 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: Now works with Blender 2.59.

Issues

  • None.
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3 Responses to “Cursor Control 0.6.1”

  1. […] This version is replaced by Cursor Control 0.6.1 […]

  2. Stephen Boyd Says:

    It would be great if you could add the ability to move the cursor by a deltaX, deltaY and deltaZ without having to add the amount you want to move the cursor onto the current cursor position in the properties dialog. i.e move the cursor in the X direction by 0.137 units simply by entering 0.137 into some dialog rather than having to add 0.137 onto the current cursor position. I simply run out of fingers when I do this. At the moment I am having to extend a vertex to where I want the cursor and then move the cursor to this point. Which isn’t that good.

    • It is definitely be doable, and not very difficult.

      However, I want to mention the step-length feature which is almost what you are asking for. Please give it a try if you haven’t. The caveat is that you need some selected geometry as a point of reference to move toward or away from.

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