Grid Snap and Knife Tool

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Grid Snap and Knife Tool

Post by DYSEQTA » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:34 pm

Is there any particular reason why the knife tool ignores grid snap? It's really frustrating :(

MikeW
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Re: Grid Snap and Knife Tool

Post by MikeW » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:10 pm

I think the solution isn't to make the knife tool snap...unless it will snap right one a grid line if one is close enough when when one clicks and holds, and then remains on the grid or when one clicks close enough hits the grid it is closest to. It's a freehand type of tool and personally, I would have it turned off if it were an option. If I zoom in close enough, I can start/stop on a grid line.

If one could draw a line and use that line for slicing a character like in AI or any other drawing application, it would be easy enough to move it onto a grid line. Then slice. I would be for that.

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Re: Grid Snap and Knife Tool

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:14 pm

MikeW wrote:If one could draw a line and use that line for slicing a character like in AI or any other drawing application, it would be easy enough to move it onto a grid line. Then slice. I would be for that.
You can pretty much do that by drawing a rectangular contour snapped to the grid, and then use "Get Exclusion of Contours."

Holding down the shift key is a useful tip for cutting horizontal and vertical lines.
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Re: Grid Snap and Knife Tool

Post by MikeW » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:39 pm

One can get a pretty thin line that way, just not "zero" width.

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