My background is in 3DS Max and I just started using Blender this week. Something I really liked about Max was the ability to quickly scale vertices into one uniform line using the scale too in order to be absolutely sure they were lined up for functions like extrusion and welding.
When I try to do the same thing in Blender, the vertices continue scaling along the axis in the opposite direction instead of becoming a straight line. The top screenshot shows the selected vertices (just as an example) and the bottom screenshots shows my attempt to scale them into one flat line across the x-axis; instead, they just end up scaling further down. Can someone help me with this?