Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 30-03-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
j5ive's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sunny Ol' Wigan, UK
Posts: 752
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default Aligning the Move tool

For some reason my Move/ scale etc manipulator is not at the centre of the desired object but at/around the origin. How do I move it so I can scale and move via the centre of the selected object.


If you believe in telekinesis, raise my right hand.
j5ive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
Registered User
Saiyan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

to center the pivot.....goto Modify>center pivot (while your object is selected)

and while the object is selected press 'F' on the keyboard to bring the object into focus. It should now rotate the way you want it to.
Saiyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 01:27 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Exactly what Saiyan said, and one other thing to. If you want it in a custom location, press insert on your keyboard, with the object selected. Then you can move the pivot to a desired location. This can be very handy for custom manipulation.
Good Luck

Noradul is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.