View Full Version : affect pivot only?
13-03-2003, 08:01 AM
using the affect pivot only button, i move ONLY the pivot point of any given object. fantastic! then, i try to move it, using the new pivot point. and it moves accordingly! brilliant!! then, i try to rotate it - say something simple, a door moving on its hinges. when i try to do that, the pivot reverts back to the center. huh? wazzit?
please show me what an idiot i was, by not hitting the tab button or something.
13-03-2003, 08:22 AM
I have just created a box, moved the pivot, and it rotates fine. Are you sure you have only one obj selected, or are you working with a group?
Workaround: Create a dummy where you need the pivot to be. Link the initial obj/group to said dummy. Select the dummy and rotate.
13-03-2003, 08:57 AM
..... i don't know if it has something to do with it, but i'm working with a box that has a edit mesh modifier. when i create a simple box it does work. and i tried both with group and a single object (which shouldn't make any difference) and both didn't work.
13-03-2003, 08:59 AM
I know exactly hat you mean...
This has ahppened to me in the past, and it's very frustrating. Most of the time I could fix it by selecting the rotate tool, and if it doesnt work properly i click the "affect pivot" button on and off, and this would sometimes make it work... Other than that I dunno...
13-03-2003, 09:07 AM
I created a box, aplied edit mesh, made it look like a door, moved the pivot, and it rotates perfectly.
I have had problems before with the moved pivot not taking effect. What I did was to go back to the "modify" menu. It works then.
13-03-2003, 09:30 AM
thanks anyway, but i guess its just one of those max "features" i've come 2 know and love.
Having tried it, I had exactly the same problem Lilly. I then tried each of the remedys posted here and the one the worked for me was making sure that the Modify panel was selected.
I know that doesn't give you any more ideas but at least that's something that's worked twice!
13-03-2003, 09:40 AM
Yup. Max has prolly cost me more busted keyboards and thrown mice than any other program:evil:
13-03-2003, 10:27 AM
and naturally, after having given up, i tried the suggestions yet again, flipping between modify/create/hierarchy panels like mad, Max smiled at me, and wondered what the problem was, while showing me that the rotate pivot was where i wanted all the time.
13-03-2003, 10:55 AM
Max smiled at me, and wondered what the problem was, while showing me that the rotate pivot was where i wanted all the time.
LOL! Yeah we can all sympathise/empathise here. You should make up a word for it & post it in the CG experience dictionary. :D
14-03-2003, 04:20 AM
well this problem is one of MAX trade marked bugs and it is included with early versions ...
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