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pelos
03-04-2008, 08:41 PM
i am working with normal boxes, and after i model them,
how can i set the pivot point where i want to?

i know how to put it on the center of the object,
but if i want to put it on the middle of the feets?
or move it some where else?
thanks.

JDex
03-04-2008, 08:48 PM
Just select the object, activate Center mode in the upper section of the MCP, make sure COG is off and move/rotate/scale the center as you would anything else. Make sure Child Compensation is on if the object has children, or Constraint Compensation if it is constrained to something.

tc
03-04-2008, 11:39 PM
you can also use ctrl+j.
Middle click move branch, left click move the joint.

you can take a look on videos about that... look this one for example: http://community.softimage.com/showthread.php?t=387

shadowedge
03-05-2008, 01:08 AM
Or you can also hold alt then move the center (pivot) while in rotation or scaling trasnformation modes. However this is just a temporary adjustment. The center will automatically go back if you deselect the object.

tc
03-05-2008, 01:14 AM
you can also use ctrl+j.
Middle click move branch, left click move the joint.

you can take a look on videos about that... look this one for example: http://community.softimage.com/showthread.php?t=387



oh I see... I don't know how! but I read "How to move pivot joints" haha

anyway.. theres always a lesson for that too... http://community.softimage.com/showthread.php?t=500

Ohmanoggin
03-05-2008, 01:28 PM
Move Center to Verticies (Transform Tools, Right of screen) is useful if you have points or want the average center of a group of points to be your center.

For example: If you have a wheel, the obvious center is the center of the wheel. Just select the points on a circular edge then use this command. It will average the points and place the object center at the center of the points. If you already have a point at the center, just select that point.

IMPORTANT:
For any method you use, if you move an object center that has children, you need to turn on "Child Compensation" first, or the children will move with the center. Be sure to turn it off after the change, or the children will ignore the parent until you do.

Hope this helps,
Ohmanoggin

pelos
03-05-2008, 02:01 PM
thanks guys that was VERY helpfull!.

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