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giacomo cittiMeasure and construction tool
by on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:44:49 am
Last Edited By giacomo citti on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:09:33 pm

Hi, does anyone know if there is a way to use "measure and construction" tool with null objects or booleans,
so something it's not a primitive or a edited object? I can't figure how to make it work with complex objects.


selecting child seems work, but what if I have a more complex situation ?

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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Measure and construction tool
by on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:42:38 pm

The Measure and Construction tool is pretty limited, but there's a sort of workaround for using it for things like Booleans. What you can do is put the Boolean inside a null with a correction deformer, and then measure from your other object to the correction deformer. This works because the deformer creates actual points/edges/polygons for your Booleans and other parametric objects.

What won't work is moving the Boolean a fixed distance or angle using the M&C tool's numerical input, since this will only move the deformer and not the Boolean.

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giacomo cittiRe: Measure and construction tool
by on Mar 3, 2014 at 5:25:14 pm


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