Resizing an imported image with the tape measure


#1

How do I resize an imported image with the tape measure after exploding it on a Mac. I have toggled the guides off with the alt/option key, but when I type in the new measurement it does not resize.
Thanks


#2

That’s odd, it seems to work for me. I have had cases where the resizing didn’t work, and for those I just drew a line along one edge, then the tape measure resize worked.

The Option key shouldn’t have been involved at all.


#3

Try doing it without exploding the image. Why are you importing as an image and then exploding it anyway?


#4

I should say, I was talking about resize model. If you have an existing model, and import and explode an image, the simplest way to resize it would be to draw a line of that length and use inference with the scale tool.


#5

Are you using a Mac?


#6

I saw on a tutorial that if you explode it then the image is a face. If you don’t explode it then it places a face over the image covering everything making it harder to trace.


#7

I trace imported images quite frequently and never explode them. I did that tonight for a project I was working on. Generally, I’m finished tracing the image when I place the last edge that closes the loop so it’s not a problem that a face is formed. The formation of the face assures me that all the edges are co-planar, too. If I don’t want to see the face anyway, I switch to Wireframe face style which still allows the image to show if it isn’t a texture. When finished with the image, I delete it and there’s no textures to purge.

Different methods.

Either way, I think you would find it works to resize with the Tape Measure as you’re trying to do if you do it at least before you explode the image.


#8

Thanks