Tools Overview

Elma Kujovic
Elma Kujovic
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Introduction 

In order to begin creating in Gravity Sketch, you will want to get familiar with the various drawing tools. Learn what they are used for, and how to access them and their settings in this article. 

Gravity Sketch features several versatile drawing tools that can each be used to fulfil different purposes from sketching to creating surfaces, volumes and basic shapes. Here is an overview.

Access

To access the drawing tools simply press the purple button on the non-drawing hand.

A menu with the following tools will appear:

Ink Tool

Used for loose sketching and sketching lines and curves.

Stroke Tool

Used for more precise sketching, along with creating more precise tubular geometry

Revolve Tool

Used for creating revolved surfaces like wheels, jet engines and more.

Surface Tool

Used for creating surfaces

Volume Tool

Used for creating more organic volumes as well as planar volumes.

Primitive Shapes Tool

Used for creating primitive shapes such as cubes, cylinders, flat planes, cones etc.

Orthographic Viewport Tool

Used for creating viewports to be able to more easily present your projects.

 

To select a tool and begin working with it:

  1. Press the purple button on the non-drawing hand to show the drawing tools
  2. Use the drawing hand to point at the tool you would like to use. Pull the index trigger on the drawing hand to switch to the desired tool
  3. The tool will be enabled and depending on the selected tool, the cursor above the drawing hand will change. Some tools may require both hands to work with (Surface tool, Primitive Shapes)

Sliding tool selection 

You can activate the sliding tool selection by quick double-tapping the purple button and holding at the second tap. Then move the controller up or down to switch between the tools. 

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To open the tool's settings:

  1. Press the purple button on the non-drawing hand to show the drawing tools
  2. Use the drawing hand to point at the tool you would like to use. Pull the index trigger on the drawing hand to switch to the desired tool
  3. The tool will be enabled and depending on the selected tool, the cursor above the drawing hand will change. Some tools may require both hands to work with (Surface tool, Primitive Shapes)
  4. With the drawing hand, point and click on the tool icon again to bring up a tools settings window. Here you can choose what mode you want to use the tool in, and change other tool-dependent settings

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