trevor Posted December 28, 2016 Share Posted December 28, 2016 (edited) Hopefully this is something you are correcting in version 4...however we really need to be consistent with the origin location and original orientation on ALL models in the catalog. Looking at the two images here your can see that this particular steam loco starts out pointing east while the diesel is pointing south. Moreover, the Steam loco has its origin located well forward of its linear centre point..... Also, When it comes to rolling stock..it would also be prudent to have the Z-Origin at track level. Despite the fact they stand on the same track, the two cars shown in this image have different Z coordinates because they have different heights. To maintain the integrity and conformity of user generated models, the model creation and importing tool should really do this kind of lateral and rotational adjustment automatically. (possibly with the aid of a few manual options on the import screen) Of course, none of that is terribly important if you are just a plug-and-play layout painter, however, if you are trying to calculate spacial orientation and relative coordinates in plug-ins etc it becomes a major nightmare..... (Also..from a correctness point of view.. notice the bumpers are not at the same height on those two wagons....) Edited December 28, 2016 by trevor Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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