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Old 05-11-2003, 07:59 PM   #1
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I am having trouble aligning the pivot the way that I need it. I am trying to align the pivot to an edge so that I can scale it. Is there a way to rotate the pivot without rotating the object? Or is there simply a command to align the pivot to an edge or poly? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I should mention that I have only been using Maya for 2 weeks, but I have extensive experience with Max.

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Press insert on your keyboard to go into pivot mode. You can now move your pivot to where you want. If you want to snap it to an edge, hold down C and middle click on your edge, you may need to move the mouse slightly holding down the middle mouse button.
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To rotate the pivot, you'd need to rotate the local rotation axis, which is the question mark icon (miscellaneous) in the component mode selection masks.
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thanks for the help guys, that's exactly what I needed.
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