View Full Version : Create Group - Pivot Position option etc.

08-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Would love to have an option of where the new group (Null) is created in space when grouping objects in Layout (LW_Create_Group).

Group Pivot:
World = The new group/null will created at center of world space (the way LW_Create_Group works today).
Center = The group/null will be created at the center of all objects as a group (based on all objects pivot point position).
Last = The group/null will be created at the same position as the last object you had selected.

Inherit Rotation = The new group/null also inherit the last objects rotation values (Only available when Group Pivot set to "Last").

Group Shape:
Add the same item Options we have when creating a regular Null = Color, box, label etc.

08-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Easily done... I'll add it to the next Rigging Toolbox update if you like.

08-20-2014, 09:28 AM
I would be happy just with a "Pivot Center" option when grouping objects :)

08-20-2014, 09:36 AM
I'm doing a few lil updates and adding a couple requested features, so I'll stick this on the list. I'll post back here when it's out so you can keep an eye out for it.

08-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Cool, thanks!

Ryan Roye
08-20-2014, 12:17 PM
I would be happy just with a "Pivot Center" option when grouping objects :)

You might be interested in "Translate Average" from this toolset (http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/ryan-roye/ryan-royes-commercial-plugins/). Fast and intuitive to use and it works without a UI. Currently, the constraint assumes "Pivot Center", though you could just as easily add a reference null to the scene , include that in the selection, and it'll influence the translate average tool.

EDIT: You can customize the pivot point of the translate average tool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0lw-CtjPHA) visually as well.


09-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Here you go... lil later than I'd thought, but was adding other stuff too.

A few changes from your proposed prototype...

Matched group null to first selected item, rather than last.
No parent option for the group null, as the toolbox already has a quick parent assign function which is quicker than trawling a list.
No item shape option, as the toolbox already has a quick item shape tool.
Both parent and constraint group options available.



09-07-2014, 12:26 PM
::sigh:: There's a native Make Group?

screwit, I should just switch to blender. Then at least I'd have an excuse for my ignorance.

09-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Wonderful, thanks!!! :)