Jump to content

AlexisB

Adjusting Axis to Modified Object

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Hey guys,

 

so i noticed that whenever i flip a certain object i have, its axe flips with it, which makes moving it difficult and inaccurate on the grid as attached.. is there any way i can neutralize the point of the axe to be straight again on a flipped object for proper control? I tried Mesh / Axis / Center Axis To, but it didn't do anything...

 

Thanks!

question.png

Edited by Cerbera
Accurate Titling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you mean "axis," not "axe."  "Axis" is singular, "axes" is plural and pronounced "ak-seez."

Hit "L" on your keyboard (enable Axis) and use the Rotate tool to rotate the axis to the right orientation.  If it has to be precise, then type 0 degrees into whichever Rotation axes you need to change in the Coordinates Manager (see screenshot) and hit Apply.

image.png.f81165088da0c9452727a9fe208e6570.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this made the object rotate as well.. I don't want the object to rotate, i want it to remain exactly in the same position as it is but only the axis to be nullified and straight (0 degrees for all 3)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, AlexisB said:

this made the object rotate as well.. I don't want the object to rotate

Then either you did it wrong, or you are working on a primitive object where you can't alter the axis. Did you press L, and check that Axis mode was active (its icon was illuminated) ? If the object is not editable, make it so via the C command.

 

CBR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Strange. I even opened a new document from scratch, placed a cube and flipped it, then pressed L and C, the second i change the rotation in Coordinates all the cube rotates... attaching a reference.

 

One thing though, if i use the ROTATE TOOL i can rotate the axis lines and they change apart from the object, but i want to use numbers (0) to neutralize the position of the axis not the Rotate Tool

 

 

desktop 4.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Correct. You can't change it in that coordinate manager because that is the object attributes. Use the other Coordinate Manager lower down and that will work because that can operate on the element (in this case the axis) rather than the global object level.

 

CBR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Cerbera said:

Correct. You can't change it in that coordinate manager because that is the object attributes.

Thanks, @Cerbera hopping in!  I think you meant that you can't change it in the Attributes Manager :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, natevplas said:

I think you meant that you can't change it in the Attributes Manager :D

Yes, for clarity's sake I should have called it the coordinates TAB of the attribute Manager :)

CBR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another question folks,

 

in this scene i used a "Plane" and added "Jiggle" underneath it with "Turbulence" to create a wavy effect. Right now when i select the Null (Plane + Jiggle) and try to move them with the axis the axis moves but the actual Plane doesn't, its always static i cant control it... any idea why? attaching reference

 

 

question 8.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's because the Jiggle Deformer wants to add some jiggly motion to whatever you have keyframed.  Disable the Jiggle, move your object, then re-enable.  You may have to press play and then rewind to the start to refresh it.

  • Namaste 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

ABOUT US:

C4D Cafe is the largest CINEMA 4D community. We provide facilities for discussion, showcasing and learning our favorite software :) Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and much more. If you need to find solution to your problem or otherwise ask for help, Cafe is the right place.
×
×
  • Create New...