Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Area Search is now an even better friend...

Hi there. R here.

A lot of choreographers use backstage movers. So, it should be easy to find a mover.

Some choreographers put movers on stage, or they're behind the set and off to the sides, some way up high.

For that, I use Area Search. I just search for the number of the mover, turn on beacons, and I can Zoom into it.

Oh, there it is. Right-click and Sit.

(This assumes that your choreographer gives each mover a distinct name or number, of course.)

With the newest Firestorm release, not only will you get Bakes On Mesh, but you now have the Sit command in the results of Area Search.

Just search for the mover, right click, Sit, and accept the dialog box.

If Area Search wasn't your friend before, it is now.

Heck, it might just be your best friend with benefits. (ew.)

Oh, where is Area Search?

Right-click your bottom toolbar, select Toolbar Buttons, and drag Area Search to your toolbar.

There. That's where it is. (Show Friends Only is another useful item to add to your toolbar, BTW.)

5 comments:

  1. Wonder if it works when it hasn't rezzed for you; lifesaver?

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    1. I've tried that in shows, and if the object hasn't appeared, it won't appear in Area Search. But if an object appears but it hasn't fully rendered, it will appear in Area Search.

      -R

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    2. yes, it has to be 'known' to your viewer to exist, but doesn't have to be fully 'seen' to you. A real lifesaver for slower graphics cards, or just movers hidden in the grass/water/lava/shag carpet (eww).

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  2. Thank you so much for this R! A great feature and would make a lot of people's lives easier if they'd give it a try.

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  3. Also a good time to remind people to NAME their movers! searching for one of 30 "Spot On Choreography Mover 2.0"s isn't going to be helpful. Searching for "Elayn's Mover 3" is more helpful

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