Spinners, nudging, units
Can we have spinners for dimension/scale/etc. changes? Right now you have to actually type a number in each field. Spinners are used in 3DS, and they save lots of time.
Is it possible to nudge the maps? Nudging is standard in other Adobe apps.
Is there a way to permanently set the units to our choice instead of it defaulting to metric each time?
I will bring up your concern about the mouse direction to the team but in the Adobe software that does have this functionality, e.g. After Effects and Premeire, the movement has always been left to right and we are trying to keep things consistent.
Nudging is one of those little things that is hard to get time to implement when there are large features that need development but I will try to make sure it gets in sometime soon.
I applogize for giving you the wrong directions to get to the Set as Default setting. I should have said go to File>New with Settings... or go through the Start screen and click the '...'
John Turecek commented
Thank you for your reply.
Thank you for the information about the spinners. They are not at all intuitive, the arrows go the opposite way from what one would normally expect, and the cursor disappears while dragging. But at least they are there. Also, there is no "Position" adjustment for the maps, only a "Scale" one.
Nudging gives you finer control over exact placement of the map than does dragging a spinner, especially when trying for that /last/ little bit.
The units can be changed as you say, but I am not presented with a "Set as Default" check-box, button or anything that resembles those. I do see a small, blank gray box immediately under the "Scene Units" dialog, but when clicked it just brings up a color dialog box.
Thanks for the feedback.
I think the spinner behavior you are looking for is built into the labels for each value. So if you drag on the X label it will scrub the X value based on your mouse movement. You can also focus an input field and use the mouse wheel to change values. Let me know if this is not what you are looking for.
We are looking into adding nudging to everything but what are you looking for specifically in regards to maps?
You can set the default unit but clicking on the '...' next to Create New on the start screen, or by going through File>Document Settings, and choosing a different Scene Unit and leave Set as Default checked.