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Old 16-11-2010, 01:59 AM   #1
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Default How to activate pivot point in Maya 2011 on Macbook Pro?

I am following the tutorials on page 60 of the “Introducing Maya 2011” by Derakhshani. I am using a MacBook Pro 17” and he says to use the “Home” button on the Mac to activate the pivot point so that I can move the pivot point from its origin of (0,0,0) to the center of a sphere object. However, there is no dedicated “Home” key on the MacBook Pro. Instead, the Mac help literature says to click the Command button and left arrow button at the same time to activate the “Home” key. This does not activate the pivot point. Is there another way to do this?

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Old 16-11-2010, 05:47 AM   #2
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if i understand you properly your solution would be to type
"EnterEditMode;" in the command line.
this will allow you to move the pivot point freely as you wish...It is case sensitive, so type it just as i did. less the quotes anyway.
also you can high lite the text and mmb drag it to the Shelf and create a button to do this as you wish...
you will need to have the move tool activated to be able to use this command.

hope this helps
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Fn + <-
it's the function button, not the cmnd button.
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if i understand you properly your solution would be to type
"EnterEditMode;" in the command line.
this will allow you to move the pivot point freely as you wish...It is case sensitive, so type it just as i did. less the quotes anyway.
also you can high lite the text and mmb drag it to the Shelf and create a button to do this as you wish...
you will need to have the move tool activated to be able to use this command.

hope this helps
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