hdlbq
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How to edit models

Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:02 pm

Hello,
I own a Makergear M3 ID.
It's a very good printer.
Unfortunately, I have to choose between the simple Cura included in OctoPrint, or Simplify3D.
But I haven't found how to rotate an object along the three axes with simplify3D, and the included version of Cura is very limited.
I think that it is a trivial operation. But it seems that this operation is complex in "Simplify3D".
Thanks for a good manual
Best regards
H. Delebecque

TheBum
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 pm

Re: How to edit models

Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:07 am

Just double-click on the model. It'll bring up a side panel with movement and rotation controls.

hdlbq
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Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:53 pm

Re: How to edit models

Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:36 pm

Hello,
thanks for your answer.
I have two remarks:
Is the double click only a "shortcut" for a normal feature reachable with a menu ? I hope so.
Then, IMHO, the dialog that appears and must be filled with numerical values is all but simple.
Even the very simple cura embedded in octoprint offers both this way, and a graphical input.
Best regards

S3D-Jake
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Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Re: How to edit models

Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:22 pm

Thanks for the great discussion topic! In addition to the Model Settings Panel, you can also use the "Full 3D Transform Gizmo" to move, scale, and rotate in 3D.

Here's a video on the gizmo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moMR90DmzD4
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