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    Red face Gizmo tools: toggle to select through zones

    It would be very useful to have a toggle that allows the gizmo tool to select objects through zones.

    Currently, there are a lot of times where you are trying to move objects that are inside a zone (either hidden, scripting, hand, or randomize) but when you try to select the object with the gizmo tools it selects the zone instead of selecting the object! And clicking again doesn't then go through the zone to select the object. Right now, the only way to select an object inside a zone is to move your camera INSIDE of the zone and then click the object, if no part of said object is poking out of the zone.

    My suggestion is to add a toggle for the gizmo tools that ignores zones. I imagine that toggle on the Transform window that appears when you have something selected with the gizmo tools. If selected, your clicks would simply go through zones and let you select objects (and the zones themselves could disappear like they do with the Grab tool).

    This seems like it would be decently simple to implement and could really make life easier for mod-makers.

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    I've seen a similar concept done in other editors in a way that makes it both more powerful and user-friendly.
    The idea is that you can click on a point on your screen and it'll select the object right under it - as it should, but if you click again you'll end up selecting the second object right behind the first one, as if the first one wasn't even there.
    This way the user can cycle through objects at different depth relative to their point of view with surprising ease.

    Though ultimately, zones getting in the way are a pretty significant use case to still benefit from a dedicated button for their interactability. Heck, make the zones be hidden completely if Gizmo Interactivity is off - a lot of their colors do make seeing stuff under them quite challenging.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Plat251 View Post
    Heck, make the zones be hidden completely if Gizmo Interactivity is off - a lot of their colors do make seeing stuff under them quite challenging.
    That's what I meant by "(and the zones themselves could disappear like they do with the Grab tool)"

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