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Cageman
05-14-2006, 01:37 AM
Are there any plugin that does this? Maybe LW has this feature hidden deep down somewhere? I'm on LW8.3 right now....

arsad
05-14-2006, 02:03 AM
movepointonedge

search google for moveonedge you'll find some japanese pages where you can dl
movepointonedge
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onedge from hurleyworks

http://www.hurleyworks.com/

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edgeslide

http://www.spinquad.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8480

My personal favorite is the first one.

Cageman
05-14-2006, 02:07 AM
Thanks!

I have tried EdgeSlide (which has its uses) but not the one I'm after. I'll check out OnEdge.

arsad
05-14-2006, 02:14 AM
Ok, found the right dl adress for movePointOnEdge
which is my personal favorite, works with and without selections

http://lwplugdev.seesaa.net/zip/MoveOnEdge_Intel.zip

Cageman
05-14-2006, 03:43 AM
Ok, found the right dl adress for movePointOnEdge
which is my personal favorite, works with and without selections

http://lwplugdev.seesaa.net/zip/MoveOnEdge_Intel.zip

Thanks alot! That one did the trick!! :thumbsup:

Verlon
05-14-2006, 01:34 PM
uhm....doesn't translate plus do this? (well unless you wnat to move it past another point on the same edge).

It has a small speedbump of a learning curve to get a feel for how it works, but its not even a plugin. Its right there under the move tools (the additional part I think in the default 8.3 setup).

Cageman
05-14-2006, 02:27 PM
uhm....doesn't translate plus do this? (well unless you wnat to move it past another point on the same edge).

It has a small speedbump of a learning curve to get a feel for how it works, but its not even a plugin. Its right there under the move tools (the additional part I think in the default 8.3 setup).

Hmmm... I've tried it and it doesn't come close to what movePointOnEdge does, esp. regarding workflow. Compared to movePointOnEdge, Translate plus is tedious and slow for the stuff I'm currently doing. You should really try it if you are doing some re-arranging of points, constrained to the edges... movePointOnEdge is easy and to the point! (phun intended). ;)

Verlon
05-14-2006, 02:36 PM
Well, I DID mention the speedbump :) You have to select 2 blue circles to indicate the edge you want to move the point along (since LW8 doesn't have edge tools---FEATURE REQUEST: since LW9 DOES support edges, can we update Translate plus to allow us to just select the edge?)

and I HAVEN'T used move point on edge....so I don't know how good that tool is or how it compares. I just saw translate plut in Kurv Studios Project Viper DVD by Kevin Phillips and thought it was pretty handy.

I have found several uses for it since then and can't believe I never noticed it before. I love finding features like that.

On the bright side, you found a tool that works for you, even if it isn't this one.

Cageman
05-14-2006, 02:43 PM
On the bright side, you found a tool that works for you, even if it isn't this one.

Ohh.. I'm not saying Translate Plus doesn't have its uses. I will investigate it further to see what it can be used for. As you say, it's strange that one have never seen or even tested it before.. hehe... :)

ercaxus
05-14-2006, 10:51 PM
Take a look at this too.
http://www.wagglydog.com/lw/stretchpoint/