Cursor Control 0.4.0

Posted in Addon, Blender 2.55b, Cursor Control on November 15, 2010 by seminumerical

Obsolete

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.

Features

  • Blender 2.55b
  • 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 closest point on surface of 3-point sphere. (Also for 3-point circle circumference)
  • Move cursor to closest point on surface of 4-point sphere.
  • Move cursor to world origin
  • Move cursor to active object origin

Release Notes

  • NEW: Move cursor to closest point on surface of 4-point sphere.
  • NEW: Cursor location is now shown in panel
  • IMPROVEMENT: Prettification of Stored Cursor
  • IMPROVEMENT: Some refactoring.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Non Cursor Control specific code moved to separate module. (Both files goes into the same directory).

Issues

  • None.

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Dimensions 0.0.0 (test of concept)

Posted in Addon, Blender 2.54b, Dimensions, Experimental on September 17, 2010 by seminumerical

Audience

    This addon lets you add dimension objects to measure distances in real time. May be helpful in simple CAD drawings of mechanics or architecture. Feel free to try it for yourself.
    Warning This is an test of a concept but it may still be somewhat useful.

    Enjoy!

Features

  • Blender 2.54b
  • Add as many dimension objects as you like
  • Move them to where you want
  • Start and endpoint can be attached to different objects and follow when you move, scale and rotate.
  • Shows the distance in BU (blender units)
  • Keep your scene neat and tidy by putting them in a separate layer. Also works with hide/unhide.

Release Notes

    This is an experiment. So there is lots of stuff that is a bit flaky.

Issues

    Dito.

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Cursor Control 0.3.0

Posted in Addon, Blender 2.54b, Cursor Control on September 15, 2010 by seminumerical

Obsolete

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.

Features

  • Blender 2.54b
  • 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 closest point on surface of 3-point sphere. (Also for 3-point circle circumference)
  • Move cursor to world origin
  • Move cursor to active object origin

Release Notes

  • BUGFIX: Move to closest point on face now works properly on quad faces.
  • NEW: Move to closest point of surface of 3-point sphere.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Changed ‘3-point circle center’ to the more generic ‘closest point on cylinder axis’
  • IMPROVEMENT: Move to line-line intersection now alternates between the two solutions. This keeps SL intact.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Changed some icons to something more logical… hopefully.

Issues

  • None.

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Cursor Control 0.2.1

Posted in Addon, Blender 2.54b, Cursor Control on September 14, 2010 by seminumerical

Obsolete

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.

Features

  • Blender 2.54b
  • 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 saved-location, a vertex, a line or a plane
  • Move cursor to median of selected vertices.
  • Move cursor to closest encounter of two lines
  • Move cursor to circumcenter of a triangle. (3-point circle center)
  • Move cursor to world origin
  • Move cursor to active object origin
  • Store cursor location to a saved location (SL)
  • Move cursor to saved location (SL)
  • Swap cursor and SL
  • Saved Location is shown on the screen if chosen to.

Release Notes

  • Updated to Blender 2.54b API

Issues

  • Move to face does not work as intended on quad faces.

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Cursor Control 0.2

Posted in Addon, Blender 2.53b, Cursor Control on September 14, 2010 by seminumerical

Obsolete

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.

Features

  • Blender 2.53b
  • 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 saved-location, a vertex, a line or a plane
  • Move cursor to median of selected vertices.
  • Move cursor to closest encounter of two lines
  • Move cursor to circumcenter of a triangle. (3-point circle center)
  • Move cursor to world origin
  • Move cursor to active object origin
  • Store cursor location to a saved location (SL)
  • Move cursor to saved location (SL)
  • Swap cursor and SL
  • Saved Location is shown on the screen if chosen to.

Release Notes

  • NEW: Triangle circumcenter (3-point circle center)
  • NEW: View now updates when enable/disable draw is clicked
  • NEW: Expand / contract SL properties.
  • NEW: Enable/disable buttons according to available operations
  • NEW: Local view now works like a charm
  • IMPROVED: Move to closest vertex/line/edge/plane/face
  • IMPROVED: UI redesigned

Issues

  • Move to face does not work as intended on quad faces.

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Cursor Control 0.1

Posted in Addon, Blender 2.53b, Cursor Control on September 8, 2010 by seminumerical

Obsolete

Audience

    This addon gives you fingertip control of the 3d cursor. May be helpful if you model mechanics or architecture. But feel free to try it out and see for yourself.

Features

  • Blender 2.53b
  • Cursor Memory
      Save, recall and swap one 3D cursor location. Saved location is shown in the 3D view if chosen to.
  • Move cursor to (Object mode)
    • World origin
    • Center of active object
    • Median of centers of selected objects
    • Mirror cursor around saved location
  • Move cursor to (Edit mode)
    • …all operations of object mode…
    • Selected vertex
    • Median of selected vertices
    • Closest point on line defined by selected edge or two selected vertices.
    • Closest point on plane defined by selected face or three selected vertices.
    • Closest point between two lines defined by two selected edges. This also sets the saved location to the other lines closest point.

Issues

  • The draw and undraw of the saved location does not update properly when clicking the checkbox the in the titlebar.
  • Does not work in local view. (Suggestions are welcome).

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