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Old 16-10-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Something that measures the length, width, and height of a selected object? I have the grid set to 'foot' to do my measurements by foot, but there are some things I need to get inches, 1/4 inches, and so on. So I was wondering if there is anything out there that will show my measurements of an object that I have selected so I don't have to guess.
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Old 17-10-2010, 07:59 AM   #2
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Create -> Measure tools are the way i do it.

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Old 17-10-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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hey that's pretty handy... thanks

After making this thread I found that with an object selected and pressing Ctrl + T gets you a bounding box with measurements.
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Da mn! That is the best tip I have seen for maya in quite a long time! Ctrl + t rocks my socks

The best part is user input... click on any side and you can enter your own dimensions. Click on a side and you can input any rotation. Drag the middle and you can see how far away you are moving it. Click on an arrow in the center and you can tell it how far to move in any axis (local or world!!!!). This is like the channel box on 'roids.

I will have to explore this further.

Edit: 12 Independent pivot points... corner scaling in any axis... strange, unpredictable behavior... I love it!

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stwert, I haven't explored it much, found it out last night after I made this post. Came in pretty handy. Definitely going to be using that a lot more now myself! And thanks for exploring it like you did, I didn't know it did all that, awesome!
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Old 24-10-2010, 01:39 AM   #6
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Create -> Measure tools are the way i do it.

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I have always needed a tool like this! thanks man...
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