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15-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #1
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Rotating multiple objects around world space
I have a bunch of animation controls attached to lattice clusters. I'd like to be able to select them and rotate them around a single center, mimicking the rotation of a group or a bunch of objects all with the same pivots. Unfortunately, most people recommend the grouping or changing of pivots as I mentioned above, but considering everything's rigged together already, I'd rather not change the pivots or hierarchy. Is there another way? I feel like I used to be able to do it but maybe not.
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15-04-2012, 03:28 AM   #2
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You could create another control and parent constrain the other controls to it, so that they act like they are in a group, but the hierarchy doesn't change.
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15-04-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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Yeah, that was my thought too, but it's not always gonna be the same controls I want to rotate together, so I was hoping I was just missing a setting in the tool options window or something, since it seems like a common action. Or am I just being too resistant to grouping?
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15-04-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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If you don't want to group, you could create a locator, and use parent constraints instead.
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15-04-2012, 05:24 AM   #5
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I guess I could do stuff like that on the fly. as I'll be doing it often with different controls, I'll probably want to write a script for it, and then delete the locator once I'm done with it or something.
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15-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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Or just leave it in. It isn't hurting anything.
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