I have loaded an object (not an object I created, but obtained from elsewhere), I'm in animation mode and I can, of course, press w, e, or r to make visible the translate, rotate or scale tool.
However, only the translate tool affects the object for the purpose of keyframing.
The scale tool appears grayed and cannot be manipulated. The rotate tool appears in color as if it were active and can be grabbed on any axis and moved, but also has no actual effect onthe orientation of the object.
What do I need to alter to make these tools work for this object?