Description: This command scales the three dimensions (X, Y, Z) of an object or objects by the same factor specified by the user.
Inline mode usage:
- scale3D -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
- scale3D –all –p <scaleFactor>: Scales all objects with a scale factor.
- scale3D <name> –p <scaleFactor>: Scales one selected object with a scale factor.
- scale3D –nolocal -all –p <scaleFactor>: Scales all objects with a scale factor, ignoring the reference plane to apply it.
- scale3D –nolocal <name> –p <scaleFactor>: Scales one selected object with a scale factor, ignoring the reference plane to apply it.
Interactive mode usage:
- Invocation: scale3D or scale3D -all
- Objects to scale (when not using the all modifier). The objects can be selected by left-clicking on them in the geometry view (hold Ctrl for multiple selection) or by left-clicking on them in the tree view.
- Scale factor. Factors smaller than 1 decrease the size of the selected objects while factors greater than 1 magnify the objects.
- By default, the selected objects will be scaled using the reference plane as reference. Optionally, the user can specify the -noLocal argument to ignore the reference plane when scaling.
We’re going to create an ellipsoid and then scale it by a factor of 1.5.
Select center [x y z]: 0 0 0
X radius [double]: 0.5
Y radius [double]: 1
Z radius [double]: 0.8
Select objects on screen (Press enter when done):
Scale factor [double]: 1.5
Scaled ellipsoid in the three dimensions