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    LW 2018 rotate issue

    I'm hoping this is something simple. When I use the rotate tool in LW 2018 modeller, the objects hardly rotate. It's as if I've got the grid size set to 200km or something (as it is the grid size is 500mm). When I use the move tool the objects move as I would expect, ie with one swipe of the mouse I can move an object from one side of the viewport to the other.

    To put it another way, if I move my mouse continually from one end of my desk to as far as it will go, my object will only rotate around 10 degrees maximum. If I use the move tool I can move the object all the way across the screen by sliding the mouse just 6 inches or so.

    My units are set to SI, grid units to 1 2 5 and grid snap is set to none.

    In LW11.6 I don't have this issue.

    Any ideas much appreciated, this is driving me nuts.
    Last edited by adrian; 03-15-2020 at 05:34 AM.
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    Well in 2018 they added a small but nice tweak to the standard rotate tool - and that is if you use the RMB it will rotate at a very fine increment. Maybe it's stuck in that mode. ?????
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    Yeah, check if you have anything like "sticky mouse" turned on, or perhaps try rotating with RMB then again with LMB to try and "unstick" the RMB status.
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    OMG!!! I was using the RMB which was rotating it at a snails pace, when I use LMB it rotates normally. I feel really stupid! Thanks for the heads up :-)
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    Nice feature, right?
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    I've been using it today and this feature has gone from being a royal PITA to being super cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian View Post
    I've been using it today and this feature has gone from being a royal PITA to being super cool!
    Exactly. No more applying a weightmap to geometry you want to rotate in very small increments.
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    Ok so I'm almost embarrassed to ask this but.... I now have a similar issue in Layout but with moving around the scene. When zooming I can zoom absolutely fine, nice and quickly. If I try to move (by pressing ALT and dragging the mouse) it only moves a few cms at a time, even though my grid is only 1m - again it's acting like my grid is set to 200km or something.

    I have tried all combination of shift, CTRL, alt, middle-clicking the mouse, left-right clicking and have looked around in the settings but nothing obvious to me. I can at least select an item and then "view to fit selected" which kind of gets around the issue but it would be so much nicer to move quickly around a scene.
    Last edited by adrian; 03-28-2020 at 04:13 AM.
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    In Layout the left and right bracket keys controls how fine or course your movements are. When pressing them you might think you are zooming but what you're actually doing is changing grid square size. The keys to use are these [].
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    Thanks Tim, you are absolutely correct. All sorted :-)
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