|Opened on:||Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 07:33|
|Last modified:||Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:20|
I would like to suggest the addition of a new tool: Pins.
Pins would operate like a cross between Bands and the Freeze tool, in that a pinned segment is NOT allowed to move from point 'A' to point 'B' (locomotion), but is allowed to rotate in place (i.e. its current position).
Note that it is possible for bands to behave in this manner, except with pins, the hassle of placing the band as close as possible to its local segment, and then increasing the band's strength, is removed. With multiple pins versus multiple bands, you are negating the chance of considerable unwanted locomotion.
It's appearance could use a lime green colour, to provide the best possible contrast for their quick location, amongst other colours currently being used. It should use a sphere for it's shape (like bands), except be slightly larger to noticeably protrude from segments.
Perhaps this tool could be implemented by using the Alt + Left Click combination, as this combination doesn't appear to be assigned to anything concurrently. Since pins would NOT serve an extended function, it is recommended that their removal should simply be confined to a simple Left Click with a mouse.
I have included a couple of pictures, to try to illustrate my suggestion.
|Before user drags segment up between pins||66.59 KB|
|After user has finished dragging upwards||65.61 KB|