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gareee
07-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Has anyone seen a plugin that either replaces snap, or is a new snap tool that allows you to snap to the background?

irenderlw
07-02-2008, 02:18 PM
LWCAD does the job.

scratch33
07-02-2008, 02:36 PM
LWCAD...

And the next upgrade looks awesome...

digefxgrp
07-02-2008, 02:59 PM
LWCad provides a lot of snapping options for all their tools. It only works with their suite of tools but that does cover a lot of modeling needs.

Some of Pictrix's latest tools also have snapping abilities...again limited to just those tools.

calilifestyle
07-02-2008, 03:57 PM
Isnt there a plug called SP_move. or was px_move when i get home ill look it up

kopperdrake
07-02-2008, 04:54 PM
LWCAD in case someone hasn't mentioned it.

Oh, they did ;)

move-snap, rotate-snap, snap to line, to point, to tangent, to your cup of tea - it literalyy will shave 30-50% off your modelling time for hard-modelling projects.

Surrealist.
07-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Has anyone seen a plugin that either replaces snap, or is a new snap tool that allows you to snap to the background?

It also depends on what you are doing. As mentioned pictrix tools are great. I use the sp polygon.

I also find LW snap drag tool very handy.

pumeco
07-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Hey, what about LWCAD?
That does background layer snapping you know :D

gareee
07-03-2008, 04:09 PM
Least I have some options now.. thanks, guys!

Sensei
07-03-2008, 05:33 PM
Has anyone seen a plugin that either replaces snap, or is a new snap tool that allows you to snap to the background?

Push tool is projecting points which are in radius to bg layer
http://www.trueart.pl/?URIType=Directory&URI=Products/Plug-Ins/Push
Perspective viewport camera matrix is used, so it's important from which side you're projecting them.. f.e. make sphere, then pan viewport and part by part project to complex geometry in bg..
Example video http://www2.trueart.pl/Products/Plug-Ins/Push/Graphics/Movies/Push_1.mov
Push can work with million polygons in bg layer, and million points in fg layer in real time..