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16/04/2017 21:27:32

fzr999
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Built a nice set, went to move an object and that started a chain reaction.. the next thing I knew, ALL of my groups were screwed up, text groups jumbled up, walls disorganized, painstakingly positioned screens all over creation, etc.. So my question is:

How do you lock groups, or can you, or other wise keep them from jumping all over the place!?
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17/04/2017 00:38:42

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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the collision that's built into objects might be the problem here. Usually after you get everything positioned, if you group it and lock the group, you're fairly safe. However, trying to resize anything or move something that is close to other things will frequently result in something that resembles an explosion.

If you absolutely MUST make moves when lots of meticulously positioned items are close together, move it via keyframing. Collision is disabled during keyframed moves.
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17/04/2017 10:49:05

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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"If you absolutely MUST make moves when lots of meticulously positioned items are close together, move it via keyframing."

Pat, you are talking about moving objects that are not in groups. Or can you move groups using keyframing? I've tried, but it doesn't work.
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17/04/2017 11:12:45

Ammostro
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What you can do also, is create a drum stage or stage round (any object from the library) and give it a fully transparent PNG as texture, positioning it a little bit above de rest. Do your resizing on that plate. The rest stay's intact.
edited by Ammostro on 17/04/2017
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17/04/2017 12:53:58

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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bigwally wrote:
"If you absolutely MUST make moves when lots of meticulously positioned items are close together, move it via keyframing."

Pat, you are talking about moving objects that are not in groups. Or can you move groups using keyframing? I've tried, but it doesn't work.


maybe I interpreted the question incorrectly.. but I took it to be about the collision disruption caused by trying to move a single element that is close to other elements. I've never experienced the phenomena of grouped items exploding once they're grouped and locked.

Your understanding about whether groups can be moved with keyframing is the same as mine: they can't
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17/04/2017 17:55:32

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Gotcha. I found out for myself. I rarely use grouping and it surprised me on how limited it is.
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