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DedEyes
02-14-2004, 03:59 PM
I have been trying to get objects facing a particular direction but i don't know how.

For example when you place a static ship it faces NW or SE so how do you make it face the direction you want ?

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DedEyes
02-14-2004, 03:59 PM
I have been trying to get objects facing a particular direction but i don't know how.

For example when you place a static ship it faces NW or SE so how do you make it face the direction you want ?

http://warbirdsart.freewebspace.com/images/pearl_harbour.jpg

Engrs
02-14-2004, 06:48 PM
Number pad #7 and #9.

Engrs

XyZspineZyX
02-15-2004, 12:47 AM
Engers is correct but...there are levels of movement.

NumPad #1/#3=Large movement.
Numpad #4/#6=Medium movevment.
NumPad #7/#9=Fine movement.

If you find that you still can't line up the object properly, re-orient using #'s 1&3 then try using 4/6 & 7/9.

Using this method I have been able to line up anything to anything, most notably getting stationary vehiles to look like they are driving on the road/path rather than driving off it.

Hope this helps.



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RxMan
02-15-2004, 07:01 AM
You must zoom in close enough to see the smaller object's orientation, then use the keypad numbers as indicated above, BTW the #8 faces the object directly East, then you can count the clicks to turn: 1&3 take 12 clicks for a full turn, 4&6 take 24 clicks, 7&9 take 72 clicks. Also note that once you are zoomed down a bit and have an object selected, you can hit the 'ENTER' key and you will go into a 3D mode and really zoom down to eye level behind the object. BTW if 'ENTER' doesn't seem to work you may have clicked on the object viewer last, just click on a blank piece of the map first then 'ENTER'. Once there you can use up/down mouse movement with left button to zoom in and out, and the right button to move the object precisely where you want. The keypad number keys work in this mode also to turn the object. To leave the 3D mode hit enter again. Note, if you have a traveling object highlighted, which would actually be a waypoint, you will not see the object, only a weird looking 3D quadrant indicator, whose function has never been fully explained.

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[This message was edited by RxMan on Sun February 15 2004 at 06:22 AM.]

DedEyes
02-15-2004, 08:41 AM
Thanks guys problem solved http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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