Transforming objects


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Transforming objects

We have got control over the viewports now. Let's take control of objects themselves and move them and rotate them in the scene. These are called the Transform tools in computer graphics. Transform is a term that means position, rotation, and scale. And the Transform tools in 3ds Max are found on the main toolbar, and they are called Select and Move, Select and Rotate, and Select and Scale. So all you have to do is just click one of these buttons and click on an object, and you will see what 3ds Max calls a Gizmo, and that's just a vernacular term for a manipulation tool.

So using this Move Gizmo, I am able to move an object in one of the directions in 3D space. So you see I have got the X-direction, Y, and Z, and by the way, in 3ds Max Z is elevation or height. So I can dolly back in my scene with Ctrl+Alt+Middle, dolly back a little bit, so I can see more. And then I can move objects around with the Move tool or the Move Gizmo.

I can also move just the same way in the orthographic...

Transforming objects
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Transforming objects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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