Orientation widget, Define Ground Plane, and Lock by Saving

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    Benjamin von Cramon

    I like Tom's idea to save a defined ground plane into the project, not lost on reset. I'm confused about this however:

    "Usually, Orientation widget would then rotate the ground plane along with the model."

    Is this to control the up-axis of an obj on export or something else entirely? If you can rotate the model using Define ground plane, what purpose is served rotating the view? If indeed this does relate to the fact one can't save up-axis to obj on export, then yes, let's provide for that, though I think the better place for that to happen would be in the export dialogue, adding box for rotation of the mesh around the X-axis to change z-up t y-up. I'm presently hitting a wall importing obj into Mari (older version) which forces a flipped axis, there being no way to say up-axis to an obj.

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    Tom Foster

    The suggestion may help with "control the up-axis of an obj on export" but as a learner I haven't got that far. I guess I meant "something else entirely" -

    I'm seeing the orientation widget as a complete, superior alternative to the three present Navigation options Default, Autodesk, Leica, which simply rotates the view on screen, complete with ground plane (if displayed).

    "If you can rotate the model using Define ground plane, what purpose is served rotating the view?"

    We often need to rotate/pan/zoom the whole view (incl ground plane), using the present Navigation tool.

    Other times we need rotate/pan/zoom just the model (not incl ground plane), using the present Define ground plane widget.

    I'd like to opt to have the widget do either one of those tricks, or the other, as I choose, by clicking or unclicking Reconstruction>Define Ground Plane button.

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    Benjamin von Cramon

    I believe we're on the same page now. What I'm left wondering about is what feature of your widget enables some useful function beyond what's here between default navigation (or Autodesk or Leica) orbit/zoom/pan of the scene or what happens during Define ground plane. I see your line, "missing one roll axis". Is that the feature? If so, I have noticed sometimes I lose the level horizon, have to reset view to get it back.

    I surely would love to see support for the SpaceMouse. 

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    Götz Echtenacher

    How did I miss this?  :-)

    +1

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    Lucia CR

    hello Tom,

    changes in the model orientation (via Define Ground Plane) can be saved and undone, application of the Reset Ground button can be undone, as well;

    could you please specify what you mean by "same lock should apply to scaling and geolocation..."?

    please keep the discussion about the 3D mouse support request in the original topic if possible: https://support.capturingreality.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115000773851-support-for-3Dconnexion-SpaceNavigator

    thank you

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    Tom Foster

    "changes in the model orientation (via Define Ground Plane) can be saved and undone" - you mean permanent save through a File Close and File Open? and that can be undone (reverted) after a File Close and File Open?

    How can it be saved and undone in that way - I don't see it?

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    Lucia CR

    I meant that you can go back some steps before saving

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