Hi Carlos thanks for your feedback.
You can specify values less than .01 for the drag3dSensitivity field, (for example .005) if you type the value in (as opposed to using the increment decrement buttons). You can also increment/decrement smaller amounts using the buttons, if you hold down the control key while incrementing/decrementing with the buttons.
I forgot rotating the view is done the say way, so I will also need to adjust the sensitivity and it looks like from your feedback that dragging the view also needs to be adjusted, I will look into it and fix this for the next version.
There is no setting to change the default colour for the background, at least not for now but if you always want a custom colour for your background, you could open a blank file that has this colour saved before creating a new file (or do a “save as” with the blank file).
As I explained in a previous post, I decided to change the space bar so that it toggles zbuffer control cage mode instead of toggling into wireframe mode because the space bar is more useful for this now and it allows me to do much the same thing (be able to see the part of the control cage that is being hidden by the mesh).
“Open Seamless. Create an sphere. Go right into the ModellingMode, for instance.The FIRST time you hit the shortcut it WILL work OK and will show the cage mode of the sphere. Hit it again and it will toggle. Now move/drag the sphere in the 3dwindow: the shortcut key will not work any more and will be freeze to the previous action.”
Which shortcut key?
I just tried making the head up to the stage at 4:10min in the tutorial, and tried dragging the pivot point and I tried doing a few other things that might repeat your experience but all worked as it should for me.
I can only guess at this stage that perhaps you have set some setting somewhere that is making seamless behave differently.
You could try deleting the settings file as explained in the survival guide and/or try creating a new smls file from scratch.
If you want you can send me your smls file at the stage where your pivot point is not dragging correctly so that I can see if the same thing happens for me.
I had almost forgotten about the backfaceIgnore field in the settings panel. I have not used it for years. Yes you’re right, it’s not the same function as the backface ignore button in the toolbar. The toolbar one only affects the control cage (and what can be selected), where as the settings field was meant to make the triangles in the mesh visible from all sides (or not by default).
After unchecking the backfaceIgnore field I found it did not take affect until I restarted seamless and it caused some of my control points to go partially black so I will hide this field from the user as it will only cause problems like this for anyone experimenting and is not needed, at least for now.