switching from rotate to manipulator mode

RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202
edited December 2017 in Hexagon Discussion

is there another way than clicking on the small bottom line icon

didn't found a shortcut

no the shortcut i am missing is to manipulator mode

for rotation is r

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  • Are these the ones you are after. 

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  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202

    thats no shortcut like r for rotation

  • There is not a shortcut key assigned to rotate but you can add one yourself - Edit, Shortcut Editor and Tools.

     

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  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202

    but you cannot for manipulator tool

    that was the question

  • Just checked, the short cut key for the Universal Manipulator is "U". The others are T, S and Space, and as you say there is not one for Rotate.

    Sorry I misread your post, when you hover over an icon a text box appears giving you the tool name and any shortcut key applied to it.

    John

     

  • ShawnDriscollShawnDriscoll Posts: 235
    edited December 2017

    My shortcut key for rotating was R by default. Pressing R switches to rotate mode. And I see R in the shortcut preferences. Clicking the shortcut field gives little feedback to what you did. Bascially, if the field is blue, you can then press the R button to make the shortcut key for it be R.

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  • Just checked, I have the R set to "Ring", so I can - Loop, Ring, Connect etc.

  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202

    yes u should be the right one

    but does nothing for me

    and us/eu "u" key is the same i think

  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202

    you cannot switch with shortcut from rotate into manipulator mode

    you can change the various manipulator modes if you are already in manipulator mode

    i would love to go from rotate to say translate directly

  • AscaniaAscania Posts: 357
    Ruphuss said:

    you cannot switch with shortcut from rotate into manipulator mode

    you can change the various manipulator modes if you are already in manipulator mode

    i would love to go from rotate to say translate directly

    Well, I can. No problem at all. See if resetting your shortcuts to default helps you.

  • ShawnDriscollShawnDriscoll Posts: 235
    edited December 2017

    Switching modes using shortcut keys works great for me in 2.5.2. Just make sure your text cursor is not in the radius or softness fields, trying to enter some values there, while pressing a shortcut key.

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  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202

    i think i was not clear enough

    if ypu look at the bottom of your scene

    there are 4 modes to navigate in the scene

    manipulate/rotate/zoom/pan mode

    you cannot make shortcuts for these

    or otherwise pls tell me how to ?

  • AscaniaAscania Posts: 357

    Why would you want to? They're only there for when you play one-handed and can't reach the ALT key.

  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,202

    its not about wanting here

    its about can you

  • ShawnDriscollShawnDriscoll Posts: 235
    edited December 2017

    Maybe with Windows Accessibility you can make those bottons sticky ones. The point of Hexagon is that it is a mouse-driven 3D polygon modeler. Not an ALT-SHIFT-RIGHT-ARROW-driven 3D modeler.

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  • AscaniaAscania Posts: 357

    Maybe with Windows Accessibility you can make those bottons sticky ones. The point of Hexagon is that it is a mouse-driven 3D polygon modeler. Not an ALT-SHIFT-RIGHT-ARROW-driven 3D modeler.

    I don't understand your argument. Hexagon is mouse-driven, yes. and you CAN access these buttons with a mouse and they ARE sticky when you click on them. You can also use the same functionality more quickly via ALT-mouse buttons, a shortcut that is industry-wide known and popular.

    What you cannot do is take you hand off the mouse, press a button on the keyboard to switch modes and go back to using the mouse. But what is the usage case of that? When you are working one-handed then it is easier and quicker to click the buttons with the mouse. When working two-handed with one hand on the keyboard then pressing ALT is easier than having a whole bunch of different keys to press. If you have RSI problems and can't hold the key depressed during your operations, turn on the Sticky Keys function of your Operating System.

    So between the alternatives already available there is no usage case that makes extra keyboard shortcuts for that a worthwhile feature.

  • Some people either can't use a mouse, or don't have a mouse while trying to do 3D work. That's all.

  • AscaniaAscania Posts: 357

    Some people either can't use a mouse, or don't have a mouse while trying to do 3D work. That's all.

    So why would they choose a mouse-driven program in the first place?

  • Ascania said:

    Some people either can't use a mouse, or don't have a mouse while trying to do 3D work. That's all.

    So why would they choose a mouse-driven program in the first place?

    Free.

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