Peter Bowmar

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Q: How to set the pivot point on an Object March 18, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Yes, how embarrassing. I clearly misread the docs and saw single tick (temp handle move) as the same.

I shall back away slowly in shame…

Q: How to set the pivot point on an Object March 17, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

So, this seems like the absolute most basic thing to do when animating but I can't for the life of me figure it out.

I simply want to interactively set the pivot point for rotations by clicking in the viewport.

I can easily set the temporary pivot point on a handle by using Ins or single tick (') but that's pretty much useless as is doesn't actually set the Pivot parameter on the object and resets as soon as you switch to Transform mode etc. If you do rotate it actually sets the Translate and Rotate values, which isn't even close to what you'd want when animating.

I looked in the help, but the only help I could find is a reference to a Shelf tool “Move Pivot to Center (sic)” that just resets the parm on the object to the centre.

How does one click in the viewport and change the pivot value on the Object so it's persistent? This is something Maya does trivially:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2018/ENU/Maya-Basics/files/GUID-150B390E-840B-4FE3-B8E9-8DEBCE7CEC97-htm.html [knowledge.autodesk.com]

and I could do in Softimage 20+ years ago

Apologies if I'm missing something, I did try to look in the help…

At the moment it appears the _only way_ to set this is to actually type numbers into the Object parms! I'm pretty technical and I find this a bit artist-hostile, I can't imagine what a real animator would make of this

17.5.173 Linux

Cheers,

Peter B

BUG: Help still turns grey or fails March 17, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Is anyone else finding the Help screen randomly turns grey or just fails to display the help? 17.5.173 Linux.

Getting this at home and at work. It was like this in 17.0.xxx too, was hoping 17.5 would have fixed it.