View Full Version : Align/snap Tool for Layout??

03-29-2008, 10:35 AM
Does anyone know if their is an align tool/plugin for layout. For example I want to snap an objects postion/local rotation to a light, camera, or another object in the scene.

Thanks for any help!

03-29-2008, 10:59 AM
position and orient constraints in motion modifiers perhaps.

03-29-2008, 06:39 PM
Constraints would be one way.

Another way is:

1) Put a null at 0,0,0.

2) Put your object at 0,0,0.

3) In the Options panel (o) uncheck Parent in Place.

4) m for motion options. Parent to desired item.

Object or item will snap to position and rotation.

If you want it to stay this way, fine. If you want to unparent it, first, check Parent in Place, parent object to center null and then unparent. If you want to dynamicly snap to various objects you can also try the Parenter plugin in the motion options. Just depends on what you are trying to do.

03-31-2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks, that will work!:thumbsup: