The Move Tool, Rotate
Tool, Scale Tool, and the Universal
Manipulator show a manipulator on the selected objects.
You move, rotate, or scale the objects by dragging handles on the
Other tools and objects
can also have manipulators. Usually these are the same manipulators
(or combinations of the manipulators) used by the Move, Rotate,
or Scale Tools.
For more details on the Universal
Use the Universal Manipulator.
- Drag the rings to rotate around the different
- Drag the outer ring to rotate around
the view axis.
This manipulator combines
the handles from the Position, rotation, and scale manipulators
in one. The Move/Rotate/Scale Tool and Proportional Modification
Tool use this manipulator.
When a move or scale
handle is active, the axis rotation rings are hidden. Click the
outer ring rotation ring to show all rotation handles.
Some tools add another
handle projecting from the center of the manipulator. Clicking this
handle switches the manipulator axes between world and local space.
Many objects/nodes have manipulators that
let you control the attributes of the node. Often these manipulators
are based on the position, rotation and scale manipulators, although
some objects and nodes (for example, the spotlight) use complex
Partial curve manipulators
actions (such as Revolve) let you operate on
only part of a curve using the Curve Range: Partial option.
When you show manipulators
for an action with a partial curve, boundary handles appear on the
curve that let you adjust what part of the curve is used.