Use the Scale Tool to Transform Dynamic Objects


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Scaling objects

If you want to make objects bigger or smaller, you can do that using the Scale Tool. This is very similar to translate and rotate. We have a Scale button here in the Object Tools Panel and the shortcut for that is S. So if I right-click on my chair, hit the letter S for Scale, I can scale the chair up and down. By default it scales uniformly, so it scales in all three axes evenly.

If I hit the X key, I can scale in X, if I hit the Y key, I can scale in Y, and if I hit Z I can scale up and down in the Z axis. And again right-clicking cancels the scale operation. If I have numeric values that I want to scale by, I can just type those in, in the Properties Panel either here or if I expand that in the viewport I can type it here. So for example, if I wanted the chair to be really deep, I can type 2 into Scale and then it will double the depth of the chair, you want to make it wider, I can make it wider in Y by typing 2 into that number as well.

Or I can just spin these just like I can with ...

Scaling objects
Video duration: 2m 16s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Scaling 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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