The , , , and the show a manipulator on the selected objects. You move, rotate, or scale the objects by dragging handles on the manipulator.
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 , see Use the Universal Manipulator.
- Drag the rings to rotate around the different axes.
- Drag the outer ring to rotate around the view axis.
- Drag a box to scale along that axis.
- Drag the center box to scale uniformly in all directions.
- Click a handle to make it active (yellow), then drag anywhere in a view window to move along the active handle.
- Hold and drag up and down or left and right to scale in that direction.
Combined move/rotate/scale manipulator
This manipulator combines the handles from the Position, rotation, and scale manipulators in one. The and 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
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 custom
Partial curve manipulators
Some actions (such as ) let you operate on only part of a curve using the : 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.
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