View Full Version : getting absolute coordinate!!!

11 November 2005, 08:44 PM
i'm 3dsmax user and a beginer user in maya...

i'm looking for a solution for this problimatic :

-created a cube
-moved to 5 5 5
-grouped (the group's pivot is on 0 0 0)
-rotating the group on any axis
-the cube still has the coordinates 5 5 5!!!

i conclude that once an object is parented, its coordinates become relative to it! wherever i move rotate the parent, the space object of the child follows as well!

so, how can i have the absolute coordinate of a child moved by its parent's spins.


11 November 2005, 11:16 PM
Use the xform command. (Check out the online maya MEL command reference page under the help menu.)

And yeah, I do believe all object's trans, rots and scales are in it's own local space, as opposed to the absolute world coords.

11 November 2005, 06:14 AM
float $transl[] = `xform -q -ws -t myOBJ_name`;

where the flasg mean:
-q means -querry
-ws means -worldspace
-t means -translate


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