Mark Nettleingham

3 answers · asked on First Steps with Blender

Rotate and Scale doesn't seem to work. I can press the buttons but the object doesn't move for rotate or scale. What am I...

Rotate and Scale doesn't seem to work. I can press the buttons but the object doesn't move for rotate or scale. What am I doing wrong? This is on a Mac with Mac OS 10.11.5
  • Stanley Leland
    You don't give much information to go on. When you select the object do the edges highlight in yellow? Have you tried selecting it through the object>transform>rotate menu? If you are using hot keys is the curser in the 3d viewport when you press the key? Pretty much just a shot in the dark here. ;)
  • crew
    Jonathan Williamson

    Another possibility is that Snapping is enabled, causing the transform to not activate initially until the mouse-movement threshold is passed.

    If this is the case then pressing SHIFT+TAB, markfn, will toggle snapping off.

  • Mark Nettleingham
    Sorry for the lack of information, I wasn't sure what would be needed so this was a start. Anyway, the problem seems to have been corrected, probably by a restart. Should have tried a restart before asking. Mark