#150 moveto option for dragselected

Jan Jensen

It would be wonderful to use dragselected to position a fragment and then be able to visualize the move with moveto/show moveto


  • Bob Hanson

    Bob Hanson - 2009-02-10

    I think this is a superb idea. It will take some work to figure out how to make an interface and how to design the script. I suggest looking into the navigate command. The idea there is to produce a guide; what I wonder is how to combine a position and an orientation. Hmm. Maybe quaternions....


  • Bob Hanson

    Bob Hanson - 2010-03-25

    oooh, sorry to take so long to get to this. I quite agree. Sort of a "moveTo selected" command. Certainly the COMPARE command business will now give us the exact translation and rotation to do the job. Maybe the thing to do is to be able to compare saved coordinates with current coordinates. So, for example:

    save coord "pt1"
    [do whatever move of the selected groups]
    x = compare({selected}, "pt1") # x is a 4x4 matrix

    then you could do:

    restore coord "pt1"
    moveto SELECTED @x

    interestingly, then,

    moveto SELECTED @{-x}

    would UNDO this change in a smooth operation.

  • Bob Hanson

    Bob Hanson - 2010-03-25
    • priority: 5 --> 9
  • Nicolas

    Nicolas - 2010-11-22
    • assigned_to: nobody --> hansonr

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