Can't rotate object


I’m having trouble with the simplest thing: I can’t rotate or scale my cube object. I can only translate it. Please tell me what switch to flip or what lever to pull in order to get back full control.


Welcome to the forums!

How are you translating? Are you using the 3D widget? The default scene uses the transform 3D widget, so that is what I am going to assume. The link below (about the middle of the page) talks about the ways to move / rotate / scale. There are different manipulators for each, or you can turn on all 3. Alternatively, you can rotate in object mode by selecting the object, and press r (s for scale).

Best of Luck!