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Line Clone Restrictions

Maybe I'm not getting how this works, and I'll admit I miss the simplicity and reliability of the old Vector Clone tool.

The thing I have the biggest problem with is cloning an object in the scene, but finding that I cannot adjust what face and point on the object I need to have aligned with the line. The fixed point where an object is cloned to the line is the centre of the bottom edge of the negative Z facing polygon.

Sure, I can turn an object to set this up, but this seems like a step away from the convenience and usability of the Vector Clone tool.

The Point Clone tool has a rotate option. It would be good to have a uniform rotate for the Line Clone tool as well. That would resolve much of this missing functionality.

Maybe I'm not getting how this works, and I'll admit I miss the simplicity and reliability of the old Vector Clone tool. The thing I have the biggest problem with is cloning an object in the scene, but finding that I cannot adjust what face and point on the object I need to have aligned with the line. The fixed point where an object is cloned to the line is the centre of the bottom edge of the negative Z facing polygon. Sure, I can turn an object to set this up, but this seems like a step away from the convenience and usability of the Vector Clone tool. The Point Clone tool has a rotate option. It would be good to have a uniform rotate for the Line Clone tool as well. That would resolve much of this missing functionality.

Hi,
In next update we did some improvements in Cloning tools.
Now you can set source viewport base with OpenGl button in the viewport.
It is much faster and intuitive.

If you miss old Vector Clone, please use Move Tools and hold SHIFT key. It will switch Move tool to Vector cloning mode.

Hi, In next update we did some improvements in Cloning tools. Now you can set source viewport base with OpenGl button in the viewport. It is much faster and intuitive. If you miss old Vector Clone, please use Move Tools and hold SHIFT key. It will switch Move tool to Vector cloning mode.

Viktor Veličko, WTools3D founder

Thanks Viktor - that's good news - look forward to working with that. Meantime, I had overlooked the Vector Clone functionality in the Move tool. Many thanks for pointing that out. I really should have spotted that.

Thanks Viktor - that's good news - look forward to working with that. Meantime, I had overlooked the Vector Clone functionality in the Move tool. Many thanks for pointing that out. I really should have spotted that.
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