Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby function » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:44 am

I'm looking for a command to hide the bounding box - similar to ctrl-H in photoshop, which hides the blinking marquee selection. At times the bounding box can be visually distracting, and a toggle to turn it on/off would make some moves much easier to make design decisions! Sketchup supports coloring of the bounding box - possibly opacity of this color is hidden in the API? 8-)
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby TIG » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:56 am

The bounding box is colored to match your highlight color set in the current Style.
It can only be a color, with no transparency allowed.
If you set your highlight color to 'white' the bb becomes less obtrusive, but then selected object's color becomes much less obvious... :(
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby function » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:12 am

that's disappointing
most major graphics packages have this feature in conjunction with the main tools; using illustrator tonight - it is simply ctrl, (alt-move is copy :shock: ) I believe designers see the value of hiding all information except the element in creation or modification. Sketchup is certainly a design tool ..

I have been changing the bounding box to the material color as you mentioned, which is a good compromise - possibly something could be made that toggles BoundingBox to selected materials color, or layer color - :thumb: doesn't work too well with the blinding neon green scale grabbers though :roll:
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby thomthom » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:15 am

The only feature SU has in that area is being able to display only Boundingbox - and not highlight the selected entities.
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby Gaieus » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:16 am

What is the exact reason you want to do this? The bounding box is generally only interesting when modelling so I cannot imagine anything particular it could be hindering you in.
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby function » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:46 am

it can be visually impeding when making minute adjustments - especially when adjusting negative space, - details at edges become much more apparent - I'm not sure how else to illustrate it, but I use it all the time in other design apps :D
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby gonashvili » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:34 am

I would also be interested to know this. It woulda be easier to see things, especially when arranging/moving symmetrical components [how they "touch together"]...
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby Dave R » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:00 pm

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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby Chris Fullmer » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:36 pm

Yeah but try it with any shape that is not a perfect box and the bounding box is much more visible.

I admit it has never bothered me, but I can see how it could bother others.
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby Dave R » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:38 pm

It doesn't bother me, either.
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby DesertRaven » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:31 pm

It has always bothered me.

The bounding box is always like this blur of extra lines that are not exactly but very close to the selected edges. And yes it makes working fast and with precision a chore.

How many times have I worked with Models where team members had just missed the precise position and how many hours of unnecessary work have I spent finding and fixing errors due to this display obscurance?

I can't see any reason at all why there wouldn't be a function to turn them off.

To those of you who are not bothered by the bounding box, why would it bother you if anyone else could just turn it off and be happy?

And how much effort would it take to add the function?

Edit: How about replacing the bounding box with a feature that just highlights the faces of the selected object, and maybe the actual edges, with the color chosen in the styles?
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby otb designworks » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:29 pm

Another vote for being able to turn it on and off with a hot key.

I find the bounding box distracting and mostly unnecessary; especially when editing groups/components.

just my $0.02
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Re: Plugin Request: Hide Bounding Box

Postby pibuz » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:37 pm

Adding my kind upvote for this!!!
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