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Bliz
10-20-2013, 08:02 AM
Hello,
I'm liking the functionality of the new 'Edit Edges' tool but when I right click to make a new edge loop, it seems random whether moving my mouse left or right will make the new edge move underneath my cursor, in the same direction as my mouse.

Consequently, it's a bit hard to get in the 'flow' of things while you're modeling because if I move the mouse left and the edges under my mouse pointer move right, it causes a mental hiccup to occur.

Is this just the way the tool works? Is there a way of predicting which direction the new loop will travel, or does it all depend on point order so nothing can be done about it?

Chrusion
10-20-2013, 02:58 PM
A good reason to have transform widgets on ALL tools that use selected items (points, edges, polys). Good ol' Bevel has behaved the same way since day one. VERY cognitively dissonant not knowing which way to move to shift and inset. Seems like 60% of the time it is totally reversed. Is it move right to increase inset, or does it decrease it this time? Up = increase shift or does it decrease? Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

Kuzey
10-20-2013, 03:07 PM
You need to drag the mouse in opposite directions if you want edges to be near each other..made a quick demo :P


http://vimeo.com/77353889

Bliz
10-20-2013, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the video Kuzey. I guess the tool must rely on the winding order of the polygons.

Kuzey
10-21-2013, 03:25 AM
I think it would be easier if you can drag the mouse along the edge itself..instead of moving the mouse left or right.

Want to create an horizontal loop near the top?

Easy..just click the vertical edge you want to split and move the mouse up...someone should fogbugz it :P

erikals
11-04-2013, 03:01 AM
I think it would be easier if you can drag the mouse along the edge itself..instead of moving the mouse left or right.

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