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Grid on Ground

Postby SpaceMan » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:47 am

Can you make a grid on the ground? and the grid can be a point of color-coded feedback. The size of square is depend on the unit of the model. Unlike Ruby script 3D Grid, the grid is infinity-extended.
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby Baker518 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:14 am

If I recall, there are at least 3 different grids I have seen and it seems like they are size-able from a pop-up when you select them.
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby Edson » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:10 am

int tools menu, choose grid
grid01.png

then define the origin, grid spacing and number of units in both directions.
grid3.png
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby Jim » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:30 am

Hi Edson,

You must have a "grid" plugin installed.
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby Edson » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:52 am

yes, it is here for anyone to download. it is a free script called parametric grid.
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby Gaieus » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:53 am

Yes, there is one (lthough not like an infinite plane.
I like it because when we dig at excavations, we usually work in 10m X 10m grids and when I get back to SU I can easily navigate within my model.
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby SpaceMan » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:48 pm

So it's not infinte plane...
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby gata » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:38 am

The parametric grid script, like it's name implies, is parametric - infinitely editable. Select grid, r-click and Choose Edit Grid. From there you control the size of the grid and the individual grid increments.
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Re: Grid on Ground

Postby alz » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:49 am

The ideal grid:

- it can be scaled by a hotkey which doubles in size
- it is infinite (no need to set distance points)
- it isn't an actual object in the Outliner
- it has line weighting (ie. every 4th or 8th line is darker/heavier)
- it adjusts its visual screen draw to prevent moiré patterns
- if in an orthogonal view, it covers the background (ie. front, top, right)
- it is tied into the snap distance and unit of measurement

Thoughts?
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