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SeanJM
15-Jan-06, 16:32
How do you change the pivot point of an object in blender? (I assume that pink dot is the pivot point)

PR
15-Jan-06, 17:00
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/5789/pivot4fy.th.jpg (http://img473.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pivot4fy.jpg)

The pink dot is tecnically the center of your object, and by default it's set to act as the pivot point. You have five options, shown in the image above: Active Object uses your current active object's center as pivot; Individual Centers work by rotating each object around it's own centers if you have multiple selection; 3D Cursor considers the position of your 3D cursor as the pivot point; Median Point is the default option, and it uses the pink dot; Bounding Box Center uses as pivot the bounding box center.

SeanJM
15-Jan-06, 17:06
But is there a way to manually move it around?

Hazza
15-Jan-06, 17:07
Your right the pink dot is the objects centre but where you pivot depends on which selection you have shown in pic below

http://mediawiki.blender.org/uploads/c/c6/Manual-Part-I-Quick13.png

you can move your objects centre using the the centre buttons shown below (middle area of pic)

http://mediawiki.blender.org/uploads/4/46/Reference-Panels-Mesh.png

centre = shifts object data to be centred about objects origin
centre new = shifts objects origin to centre of objects data
centre cursor = shifts object origin to cursor location

GreyBeard
15-Jan-06, 17:16
To move the pink dot - there are the center, center new and center cursor buttons in the editing buttons -> mesh panel.

GreyBeard

data65
15-Jan-06, 20:01
Darn you all beat me to it, but since I saw Greybeard's name here. Do you plan on making anymore video tutorials? You are the main reason that I am into blender. Your tutorials got me to understand the interface and how much easier it was then 3DSmax. I always find myself coming back to your tutorials for help and as a refresher. I recently had to watch the paths and dupliframes tut again to refresh myself on path animations. These tutorials are invaluble, so thanks again.
data65

SeanJM
15-Jan-06, 20:17
Thanks, worked great. :-)