The Measure utility
provides measurements of a selected object or shape.
To measure an object:
- On the Utilities panel, click the
- Select the object you want
If both an object and
a shape are in the selection, information is displayed for both
types. If several objects are in a selection, the sum of their measurements
- Text display
Displays the name of
the object in the current selection. If more than one object is
in the selection, Multiple Objects Selected is displayed.
- Lock Selected
Prevents the displayed data
from changing when you change selection. For example, you might
need to select and manipulate another object that affects the currently
about renderable mesh objects.
- Surface Area
Displays the total surface area
of all objects in the selection, in units squared.
Displays the total volume of
all objects in the selection, in units cubed. Note that objects
with "holes" caused by missing faces can result in inaccurate volume
values. When an object has one or more holes, an asterisk appears
beside the Volume number.
- Center Of Mass
Displays the world coordinates
of the location of the center of mass for the object or the center
of mass of the selected objects.
- Create Center Point
about shape objects.
Displays the sum of the length
of all splines in all selected shapes.
Displays the dimensions
of the object, as they appear in world space. For example, if it
were a box with the created dimensions of 15 x 10 x 25, and that
box were scaled 200 percent, then this group would report dimensions
of 30 x 20 x 50.
- New Floater
Launches a modeless Measure
dialog that displays the same information found under the Objects,
Shapes, and Dimensions groups on the Utilities panel. In addition,
you can expand the dialog horizontally, in case the values are too
long to be viewed in the default dialog size.
TipWhile the Measure
floater is displayed, you can view the length of a spline while you're