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Old 19-08-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default The center of the universe... how do I change it?

I'm importing these impossibly large models of cityscapes that my coworkers have created, keep a few elements of them, and delete the rest. I've gotten that far successfully, however once I do that I've noticed that as I try to pan around my workspace the center of my little "universe" is no longer at the center of that tiny grid. It's at some unmarked location off the grid.

Does anyone know how to reset this point back to the center of my grid?

Please forgive me if I don't know the correct terminology. I've just had this software dropped in my lap and I'm trying to start somewhere.

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what I usually do when this happens, is select the items on the screen and his "F" to frame it into your perspective view, and that will then be the center that you rotate around.
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It could be that 'use pivot as local space' is checked under movement options in the camera's attribute editor.
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Thanks, I'll check those things when I get in to work tomorrow.
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Group the whole lot, center the pivot and grid snap the entire lot to the centre of the grid.
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Originally posted by Rhetoric Camel
what I usually do when this happens, is select the items on the screen and his "F" to frame it into your perspective view, and that will then be the center that you rotate around.
Worked like a charm.
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you're welcome, it also works on selected verts and faces helpful if you're working close to the object
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