View Full Version : Rotation Axis

06-10-2005, 07:01 PM
I have four cubes that are grouped into a null. I want to be able to rotate them as a group (hence the null) around a central point. At present it seems to be rotating around one of the cubes. Anyone know how to change the rotation point?

I looked in the manual but can't seem to find it under either rotation or axis. Maybe it's under a different word?

06-10-2005, 07:16 PM
Switch to the axis tool and move the group null to wherever you want the rotation pivot to be.

06-10-2005, 09:36 PM
I would recommend using axis center to make sure you really hit the center point for all of them.


06-12-2005, 03:06 PM
OK, consider this the dumb question of the day...
Can't find 'Axis Center' or 'Center' in the help index. So, where is it? I'm on a Mac using 9XL.

06-12-2005, 03:53 PM
It's a free plugin that should be on your goodies CD. However, it won't center the axis of a group.

There's another free plugin called "Center Group Axis", which does about what you'd expect. :)

OTOH, if all of your objects have their axes centered and you group them with the "Group" command, the group null will be centered automatically.

06-12-2005, 04:32 PM
Thanks Adam.
I seem to overlook the plugins all the time, not to mention the control key.

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