Use Manipulators

Selection Tool

Click the Selection icon on the Viewbar to disable the display of manipulators.

Translation Tool

Click the Translation icon on the Viewbar to display the Translation tool’s manipulator.

  • Left-click and drag the center handle to move selected objects in the camera plane.
  • Left-click and drag a handle (red, green or blue) to move selected objects in a single axis.

 Rotation Tool

Click the Rotation icon on the Viewbar to display the Rotation tool’s manipulator.

  • Left-click and drag the center to rotate selected objects in three axes.
  • Left-click and drag an inner ring (red, green or blue) to rotate selected objects in a single axis.
  • Left-click and drag the outer ring to rotate selected objects around the view axis.

Scaling Tool

Click the Scaling icon on the Viewbar to display the Scaling tool’s manipulator.

  • Left-click and drag the center box to scale selected objects uniformly.
  • Left-click and drag a handle (red, green or blue) to scale selected objects in a single axis.
TIP: Left-click a handle to make it active (yellow). Middle-click anywhere on the viewport and drag to transform along the active handle.

Transform Space

Specifies the coordinate system for the transformation tools. Click Translation tool, Rotation tool, or Scaling tool to show the Tool window for the coordinate system selection:

  • World: Transforms selected objects about world space X, Y, and Z axes. In this mode, manipulator handles never change.
  • Local: Transforms selected objects in object-space coordinate system. In this mode, handle orientation includes rotations on the object.

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