3D editing

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AnyOldName3
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Re: 3D editing

Post by AnyOldName3 » 30 Jan 2020, 21:32

Like in Blender? I'd be keen, but I'm not sure how ready our hotkey system is yet. I know the plan is for everything to be rebindable, and I've seen an interface for that before, but don't know if it was wired up to anything.
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MiroslavXO
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Re: 3D editing

Post by MiroslavXO » 01 Feb 2020, 12:27

My vote goes for:

Alt + Left Mouse Button: Holding this combination will allow you to "tumble" or rotate the camera around a central pivot.

Alt + Right Mouse Button: "Dolly" or move the camera in and out. This can also be accomplished with your mouse's scroll wheel, however, the dolly command is more precise.

Alt + Middle Mouse Button: Allows you to pan/track the camera, shifting the viewport horizontally or vertically while maintaining a constant angle of view.

F: Frame on object

unelsson
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Re: 3D editing

Post by unelsson » 01 Feb 2020, 13:02

Camera movement and object movement are different things.

For mouse inputs, there is a base logic:
Primary edit, default: RMB
Secondary edit, default: Ctrl + RMB
Primary select, default: MMB
Secondary select, default: Ctrl + RMB

Each of these may have different function in different editmodes. For the object movement, I was suggesting a Blender-style keyboard shortcuts (x, y and z) that would extend the Primary Edit / Secondary Edit. Some other keyboard shortcuts could be useful too, like "drop object to ground" and "drop object to first colliding object below", and should be easy to develop. Any other suggestions for object editing shortcuts?

LMB, Ctrl-LMB and scrollwheel are currently used for moving the camera. At least in Linux Xfce, Alt has a special function when moving windows, so using Alt would be in conflict with that. All of the shortcuts can be set in preferences though. Defaults should work in most systems though.

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Re: 3D editing

Post by silentthief » 01 Feb 2020, 14:24

unelsson wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 13:02
Some other keyboard shortcuts could be useful too, like "drop object to ground" and "drop object to first colliding object below", and should be easy to develop. Any other suggestions for object editing shortcuts?
There is precedent for this. The vanilla CS has the "F" hotkey to drop items to the ground/floor.

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