Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

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Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:20 pm

I thought it might be worthwhile posting some of my short gif tutorials here.
They are all varied and random, not meant as a progression to learn by, just answers to questions and random doodles that address many different situations.
Some will be over your head and others too easy to bother with, a mixture for all to wander through. Most of them will be watermarked with my facebook page.

So a very short one to start with.

Radial Bend and Thrupaint
This is an option for bending something while retaining a complex texture. Both of these are Fredo6 plugins available from the extension store. Both are single tools contained within a package of tools. FredoScale and FredoTools. An example of the gems hidden in Fredo's tools.

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby ntxdave » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:29 pm

Thanks for starting this thread and sharing your wisdom with us. I am sure we will all learn a lot from it and will use it as a quick reference many times. :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:36 am

Click Drag Orientate.
Here's a little trick that people often miss, you can use click and drag to set the axis of rotation for the rotate tool therefore allowing you to effectively mirror things by rotating them 180 degs. Particularly useful when the shape is off axis. I've used it here to make a drone frame and Fredo's Round Corner to smooth it off.

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:26 am

Marvelous thread! :thumb:

If you mix it with this one you have all the power of SU under hands! :enlight:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby rv1974 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:27 am

Never thought of rotating as mirroring (always use tig's mirror for this), nice to know!
Please keep posting
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:08 am

:thumb: :thumb: Dave hit it above - yes, it's great to have this thread as a Collecting Place for your really really good and desired Wisdoms - Box, thanks a lot for this thread and to make and share that at all!
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:11 am

Here's an oddball one, make an elephants trunk using Thomthom's Truebend.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:28 pm

I'll throw this one in as one of the fundamentals.
So many people have trouble rotating to a specific axis.
Try adding a plane on the axis you want to guide your rotations.
Done correctly 3 rotations should be the maximum needed from any position.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby rv1974 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:33 pm

you are the hero of rotating!
Always nice to see alternative ways of doing things
What I'd instead:
1. align UCS to face
2. copy face
3. align UCS to world
4. paste
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:55 pm

You lost me just before 1.
but I caught up at 4.

In other words, what on earth are you talking about.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby cotty » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm

The mentioned 4 steps in moving pictures...
("Copy" and "Paste" with shortcuts...)

rotatewithaxes.gif
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:51 pm

That makes perfect sense Cotty, what ucs is is still beyond my limited language skills.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby rv1974 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:59 pm

ucs=axes
(Acad heritage)
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:11 pm

Here's a simple one, no plugins, no fancy tricks, just vanilla follow me. This shows why it is useful that follow me on a face removes the face. If it didn't there would be an internal face after the second follow me and it wouldn't form a solid.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby baz » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:02 am

Keep going Box, great stuff...
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:17 pm

Another simple no plugin one.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:27 pm

Great suspense till the end! :thumb:
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