Blender Essential Training: How to Rotate Objects in Blender


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Rotating objects

Rotating objects is another important thing to learn in Blender. So let's take a look at how to do that. Now we can rotate just similar to transform by hitting the Rotate Tool and the shortcut for that is R. So if I right-click over this chair to select it, hit the R key, you can see how I can rotate it around this viewport. This might not be how you really want to rotate it, but again, just like with the Move Tool we can constrain it to specific axes.

So if I hit the X key, I can rotate around the X axis, if I hit Y, I can rotate around Y. Now remember we are rotating around that axis, so think of the Y axis is more or like the X wheel. If I were to go for the Z axis, we would rotate around that vertical axis. Then I am going to right-click off of this to cancel. So if I hit the R key and hit it as second time, you get a different type of rotation.

You can actually rotate this object almost like it's on a trackball. So if you move it up and down, you're kind of moving along...

Rotating objects
Video duration: 2m 48s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Rotating objects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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