Author Topic: Moving objects to the same z-height  (Read 5859 times)

jorgensen

    Reputation: 15
Moving objects to the same z-height
« on: March 14, 2012, 02:36:44 pm »
March 14, 2012, 02:36:44 pm
I'm trying to place some objects in the same height.

The method I would find most logic is:
1. select the objects while holding CTRL down
2. select edit properties
3. change the z-axis (in Lumion it's Y??)
this should put all the objects in the same level..

but it seem that one can ony edit properties for one object at a time - doh

The other metod is to select context menu > transformation > same height
but this gives some strange results - se attached image

How do you align objects?

Re: Moving objects to the same z-height
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 04:40:44 pm »
March 14, 2012, 04:40:44 pm
Hi Jorgensen,

Context menu -> Transformation -> Same height uses the Lumion terrain below to apply a Y-axis offset to the models that you have selected. The Y-axis offset is measured as the distance between the model that you click on when you execute the command and its height above the Lumion terrain.

Context menu -> Transformation -> CTRL + Same height is what you're looking for, since this command ensures that the height of the selected models is identical. As is the case above, the Y-axis value is determined by the model that you click on when you execute the command.

Excerpt from the Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2759.0

(CTRL) + "Same height" command: The selected objects will be placed at the same height as the object you clicked on. (CTRL)-select objects -> Context menu -> (Click on the icon of the object that has the height you want the other objects to inherit -> Transformation -> Same height.

Alternatively, just use CTRL + SHIFT + rectangular selection to add multiple models from various categories to your selection, and then type in the desired Y-axis value in Properties -> Position Type-in. I personally think this method is easier.

jorgensen

    Reputation: 15
Re: Moving objects to the same z-height
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 09:47:37 pm »
March 14, 2012, 09:47:37 pm
Hi Morten

Thanks for hard effort on helping us out :-)

I figured out that I can select the 'edit properties' by clicking an object, then select all the objects, by holding the CRTL and then change the y-axis.

You say that one can select object from different categories, while using CTRL + SHIFT?

I can't seem to get this to work :-/

Re: Moving objects to the same z-height
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:51:58 am »
March 15, 2012, 10:51:58 am
Yes, you basically select category 1 (eg, Transport), then press CTRL + SHIFT + Left-click while dragging the mouse cursor to make a rectangular selection. Then select category 2 (eg, Trees & Plants), press CTRL + SHIFT + Left-click while dragging the mouse cursor to make a rectangular selection.

However, if you don't use the rectangular selection, but click on individual models while pressing CTRL + SHIFT, it only works the second time you click on them for some reason...
???

Needless to say, this is a bug which I need to report on the bug tracker list - thanks for mentioning it.

jorgensen

    Reputation: 15
Re: Moving objects to the same z-height
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 11:22:06 am »
March 15, 2012, 11:22:06 am
Oh ok.

I thought it was so user-friendly that one could select objects without have to change category :-(

Re: Moving objects to the same z-height
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 01:09:25 pm »
March 15, 2012, 01:09:25 pm
Yeah, the category selection approach is handy in some situations, but in other situations its more of a hindrance. However, you should still be able to achieve the results you want, albeit with a few more mouse-clicks than if there were no separate categories.