#1 06-06-2017 2:45 pm

Infernoflower
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Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

Hello, I've made a police hat for this month's 11 Second Animation, but when I resize or rotate it, the text doesn't stay in the same position even when I group the hat and letters together. How can I fix this?

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#2 06-06-2017 4:03 pm

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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

Save what you have.  Then delete history on all objects and freeze their transforms.  You can then group everything together, center the pivot, and create an animation control. Then constrain(parent and scale constrain) the group to the new animation control(or directly parent it). Save that as a new file.  That should fix the issue for you.  Let me know if you are still having issues after attempting that.


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#3 06-06-2017 6:50 pm

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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

Thanks, but when I try grouping the letters and cap together, the move, rotate and scale icons disappear. What can I do about this?

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#4 06-06-2017 6:54 pm

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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

Is the model at the origin or off in space somewhere?  When you group objects, it puts the pivot for the group at the origin.  Make sure that isn't happening.  You can fix that by going to Modify>Center Pivot.


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#5 06-07-2017 6:35 pm

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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

Hello, I try centering the pivot like you suggest, but this is what happens. How can I fix it?

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd91/Infernoflower/Center%20Pivot%20Problem.jpg

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#6 06-08-2017 3:45 pm

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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

I'm not sure what i'm looking at here.  But if I was to guess, it looks like your hat is super tiny and your pivot is down by his waist, which would suggest to me that you have something at the origin, and then the hat up towards the head.  Centering the pivot avg's the objects you have selected, so if you have something on his head, and then something on the origin, you'll get what you have in your image.  If you would like, you can put the hat here, and i'll rig it up quickly for you so you can get animating.  I can make a short video showing what I do if that would help you.


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#7 06-08-2017 7:09 pm

Infernoflower
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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

The problem is that the hat is really tiny and I want to resize it and also rotate it so that it fits on the Morpheus rig's head, but as you can see in the picture, the pivot is far away from the hat. How can I fix this?

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#8 06-08-2017 7:12 pm

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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

If you hold down D while using the move tool, that will enable you to move the pivot to a place of your choosing.


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#9 06-08-2017 7:16 pm

Infernoflower
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Re: Scaling and rotating an object with text on it<Solved>

Thanks.

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