> Great work Max! I like the idea, but haven't tried/seen it yet.
Thanks! But keep in mind that this was only possible because you enabled
angled guidelines. :)
>> I can imagine that this would be useful for any object. Not
>> to replace the object, but to create guides along the bbox of
>> the current selection or the objects in the current
>> selection. Of course this could be handled with some sort of
>> dynamic guides or snapping too.
> Good idea Aaron, hope it's not too much work Max?
Nope. Just wasn't sure if it's really useful. But since Aaron requested
it, in current SVN the command "Object->Object to guides" converts _all_
objects in the selection to guides. As before, for rectangles and 3D
boxes these guides are aligned along the edges. For all other objects,
the guides are simply aligned along the borders of the bounding box. I
made it so that the command recurses into groups (i.e., all objects are
converted individually, regardless if they are grouped or not). Does
this seem useful or should groups be treated as a whole?
As for the keyboard shortcut, I guess if we want to keep the above
behaviour we should now go for a global one instead of having Shift+G
enabled in Selector, Rectangle and 3D Box tools but nowhere else (or
maybe we could keep Shift+G in Selector only). Suggestions are still
welcome. How about Ctrl+Shift+I? (With some imagination the 'I' looks a
bit like a Guideline, and 'i' also activates the command in the object
P.S.: Despite the positive feedback, my concern about Frost still
applies. So if it's inappropriate, please roll back these changes.