2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2008 7:20 AM by dsdsdsdsd

    scaling models

    dsdsdsdsd Level 1
      hello;

      the scale command only offers scaling along the x,y,z axis's;

      is it possible to scale along some other vector?

      my models are coming from Rhino --> LW --> .w3d;

      within the w3d's, the models ARE NOT aligned/positioned relative to world(x,y,z)/world(0,0,0);

      I can add to my w3d a couple of null points that I can use to establish a scale-axis vector and also scale base point;

      but then what ... does director have a way to scale along a vector relative to some point?


      thanks
      dsdsdsdsd
        • 1. Re: scaling models
          Necromanthus Level 2
          quote:

          Originally posted by: dsdsdsdsd
          the scale command only offers scaling along the x,y,z axis's;
          is it possible to scale along some other vector?


          Any other vector can be generated in the XYZ coords performing different scale on each direction.
          But probably you're looking for model scale using a different pivot.
          In this case all you have to do is to create a group, set the desired position & rotation for this group, add the model as child and perform the scale on that group.

          cheers

          • 2. Re: scaling models
            dsdsdsdsd Level 1
            necromanthus, I will give this a try;

            effectively I will:
            - import a model ( in a w3d of course ) and with it I will import 2 null points ( pivot point and direction point for orientation );
            - in director build a group with positioning and orientation based on null points;
            - do the parenting stuff
            - scale group




            thanks
            dsdsdsdsd