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Old 17-01-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Align vertices on one point

On the apache tutorial, the vertices or edges get selected, and then he presses the V key and middle mouse key on where they should align.. only in Maya 6 this does not seem to work, does anybody know how i can align them in v6
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Old 17-01-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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It is v in 6.0. Holding doen v when a verticle is selected then moving it with the move tool will snap the vert to the position along any axis you wish to the same position as the vert which you move the arrows to.
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Old 17-01-2005, 02:02 PM   #3
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in your move tool option, make sure to have keep component spacing to "off"
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Old 17-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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Also make sure you're move tool is set to World... sometimes doesn't like to snap with other settings, although that's usually with grid snap.

And, make sure you click and drag on the arrow of the move tool for the axis you are moving in and not the center handle.
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Old 17-01-2005, 02:30 PM   #5
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hmm strange, i do click on the arrow to activate the axis. The component spacing was turned on, I have turned it off now but it still does not seem to work with me :o
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try using left click and drag on the arrow to the point you want to align with. The selected point should align to the point you dragged to without snapping to it.
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Old 18-01-2005, 12:29 PM   #7
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:o I'm not really sure what you mean, I actually want it to snap to a point which is not selected, plz tell me if i am doing something..

1. Select vertices
2. Select the axis
3. Hold Down the "V" key
4. Middle Mouse click on a different vertice which is not selected.

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dont select an axis.
simply mmd [middle mouse drag] to a vert that is un-selected.
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If you want to snap a point TO another point, then you're not aligning it in the classic sense of the word, which is to snap a point to be IN LINE with another point.

If that's the case, don't select the axis as Vlad points out, as that's used for aligning points. Just select the point you want to move and middle click and drag on the point you want to snap to. Middle clicking without some sort of movement probably won't do anything. Drag the mouse slightly to tell the point to move there.
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Old 18-01-2005, 02:28 PM   #10
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But in the apache tutorials every time the axis get's selected, if i would drag them they will snap togeter...

So let's say these are vertices..

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And i select the bottom ones, how would i get them aligned under each other so they become like this.
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Assuming left and right are on the X (red handle) axis.

1) select the 2 points.
2) Make sure "Keep Spacing" is off and World is on in the Move Tool options.
3) Hold V key (make sure Caps is off).
4) Still holding V, left click on the red X axis handle of the move tool and drag the cursor to the top-most point that you want to align to.
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Old 18-01-2005, 03:50 PM   #12
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ah thanks that works, i was dragging the vertices to there now it works
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