1st 30min tutorial-problems with SKEY

More confusion going through first ‘30 min…’ tutorial:
In the section relating to using the SKEY to make the model thinner:

Let’s make Gus thinner:

  • Press SKEY and start to move the mouse horizontally. (Click MMB to constrain scaling to just one axis or press YKEY to obtain the same result). If you now move the mouse toward Gus he should become thinner but remain the same height.

When I attempt this, Gus distorts instead; I think the motion is attached to where the mouse position was, but there is no information on how to take this off…
sorry to bother you, it’s probably in front of my nose, but I can’t figure this out. I’m using version 2.37.

I’d really appreciate your help.

If it is pivoted to the cursor, that is easily fixed. In the 3D window, on the toolbar, you will see a small dropdown. If it is indeed on cursor, there will be a little corsshair symbol in it. Click it and you get options like Bounding Box Center, Median Point, 3D Cursor, etc. Change it to Bounding Box Center and you should be fine.

If that doesn’t help, please post a screen shot of what is happening.


Great. I thought it was something like that. Thanks a lot! :slight_smile:

No, I spoke too soon, its not working in any predictable way. Neither is my filesaving… i think maybe its not installed correctly either