Jump to content

munkittrick

Lock the brush transform tool axis?

Recommended Posts

Hi all!
 I'm trying to create a virtual copy of existing terrain for texture mapping and projection. I can lock the scale, rotation and movement of my plane, but I...for the life of me cannot figure out how I was able to lock the brush tool transform when I shifted the object's points. So, I throw myself to the mercy of the gods of pixel pushing. How do I restrict the BRUSH TOOL to move points in only one direction?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, munkittrick said:

How do I restrict the BRUSH TOOL to move points in only one direction?

 

You may be getting confused between regular brush tool and sculpt brush. The former is not restrictable to a single direction, whereas the latter is ( in direction attributes of tool), at least in pull and grab modes and a few others.

 

CBR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Topic Author
  • Actually, I figured it out. The constraint is the key combination of CONTROL+SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK and drag. Transform brush goes along only the axis that you drag. Thanks so much for the reply.

     

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    5 minutes ago, munkittrick said:

    The constraint is the key combination of CONTROL+SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK and drag

     

    10 minutes ago, munkittrick said:

    Transform brush goes along only the axis that you drag.

     

    Ok now I'm confused. There is no tool in Cinema called a Transform Brush ! Intrigued to know what you are referring to...

     

    CBR

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
  • Topic Author
  • Go to your Mesh menu, drop down to the Transform Tools and the third selection is the transform brush tool. Well, that's what MAXON decided to call it anyway. It's really more of a distortion tool without any ability to control it...but like I said, I figured it out and it's working as expected again. For some reason, when I'm working on larger projects, my memory gets bogged down and I need to do a restart...and all my tools come right back to life!

    Thanks again!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    8 minutes ago, munkittrick said:

    Go to your Mesh menu, drop down to the Transform Tools and the third selection is the transform brush tool.

     

    Oh right, there. Third one down (in R19) is the Magnet Tool, which isn't a brush !  That was what was confusing me, but yes, that does behave as you describe ! 🙂

     

    CBR

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Reply to this topic...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


    • Recently Browsing   0 members

      No registered users viewing this page.

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...