View Full Version : Help with deselecting an axis

12 December 2006, 03:46 AM
I'm new to c4d and have no clue how to deselect an axis. can anyone help me?
12 December 2006, 09:09 AM
sorry but what do you mean by deselecting an axis?

12 December 2006, 05:32 PM
An axis is only representing the orientation and position of an object or group of selected objects/elements. The axis itself can neither be selected or deselected, only the objects or elements can. To add or subtract to a selection use the Ctrl key while klicking on the object/element. General deselction is usualy done by clicking in an empty area.

12 December 2006, 09:29 PM
i was following this tutorial -

about half way down it says "Then go to top view and with the live selection tool "Only select visible elements" unchecked select all corners then use the scale tool with the Y axis deselected to round off the cube. This will be the body's torso."

So i don't understand how to do the bit where they to have y axis deselected and what they mean by it.

12 December 2006, 01:50 PM
The x, y and z buttons in the toolbar on top of the screen enables and disables specific axii.

You can also enable axis bands in the viewport configuration or even just hover over the axis you want temporarily disabled and hold down shift while clicking the axis. Hold down the mouse button and release shift to start moving/scaling/rotating in the opposing axis plane.
12 December 2006, 02:11 PM
there are big X Y Z buttons towards the top of the screen. These toggle on -off the specific axis.
or in a 3d view you can press shift and hover over an axis. It will turn gray and if you now select it only the other 2 axis will be used.

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