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Old 25-08-2008, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Maya movel tool(scale) need help

hi everyone,
very simple and silly question, can you remind me the answer, center the pivot to the object?
using move tool, the object has been moved around alot, now i want to scale the object but can't get the scale the way that i want, bcoz the tool is not the center of object, could you please have a look at image and remind me wht should i do, thanks

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delete history
freeze transformer
center pivot

still the same
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Modify>Center pivot.
In more advanced shapes you can create extra geometry to place the pivot exactly where you want it(using stick to points).
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(center pivot) I tried. doesnt work, because the history has been deleted,
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It doesn't matter if the history is deleted, you have to slect the object first then center the pivot and it will work.If you want to pivot in a perticular plave then select the object with the move tool and then hit insert on the keyboard, you can now move the pivot to where you want and then hit insert again to complete the move.
If you want to scale from that point hit R on the keyboard to change to the scale tool after the pivot move.
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