Greetings fellow Sketchers, peace be with you.
Does anyone think it would be nice to have a WASD walk/fly mode for Sketchup? I would!
I think it would be cool to be able to walk and look around at the same time. I’m not sure how to achieve this with the walk around tool. A strafe or side-stepping motion is, as far as I can tell, impossible with the walk-around tool, but it’s essentially a pan that’s locked on the Z-axis. Gotta switch tools for that though.
I think this WASD mode would need its own configurable mouse sensitivity settings so the user wouldn’t have to rub a hole into their mousepad trying to spin 360° using the look around.
(Should add a menu for that in regards to the standard look around tool also if there isn’t one already.)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty good at getting around my model with the standard pan, zoom, and orbit but for doing a walkthrough video for a customer I find that the walk around navigation looks very unnatural which may very well be due to my lack of practice, but some movements are seemingly impossible to do with the walk around tool.
There have been others who have brought up the desire for this feature, but for some reason, I haven’t seen a feature request on it.
Rendering software like Enscape, Twinmotion, Lumion, V-Ray, offer this type of navigation and I assume this is because it looks and feels so natural to move this way, and it’s a 3D navigation familiar to a lot of people.
Anyhow, these are just some thoughts. If I got to choose how the WASD navigation worked, I’d say the walk/fly mode found in Enscape, (or preferably Minecraft) would be a good example to follow.