Does Anybody Actually Use the Magnifier Tool?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by obodobear, Dec 9, 2016.

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Do you use the magnifier tool?

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  3. Sometimes

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  4. I didn't know it existed

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  1. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    So I've been mapmaking for over a year now, and have worked for over 150 hours on maps. But then the other day while I was working on a map I for some reason looked at the magnifier tool and I realized I had never really used it ever. I think I used it once when I first tried to use hammer and was just pressing buttons. I really do not understand how I have managed to pass over that button for so long without even realizing it was there. So what I wanted to know is if anyone actually uses this frequently and if it has any helpful uses.
     
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  2. Nicky

    aa Nicky Rotten Tops

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    It does the same thing as using the scroll wheel to zoom in and zoom out in the views. This can also be accomplished by pressing + or - as far as I know. It might be useful if you want to quickly jump zoom into a specific part of the 2D views, but you can use the other ways as well. It's up to you on which method you want to use.
     
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  3. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    Scroll wheel is more precise. If you need to jump from one scale to another, you can just use number keys or scroll quickly which takes less than a second. I imagine the tool near useless unless it has additional features like camera tool has.
     
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