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3D Studio Max Lesson 1.1: A Basic Overview of 3DSMax's Main Tool Bar

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Centering and Axis and Coordinate Plane Restrictions
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  • Center Controls: Breaks down into “Use Pivot Point Center”, “Use Selection Center”, or “Use Transform Coordinate Center”. These settings define whether or not an object or group of objects rotate around the central pivot points of individual objects, the center of a group of objects, or the central pivot point of the axis that it/they are being rotated on.
  • Restrict to X: Locks a transformation (move, rotate, scale) so that it occurs only on the X plane/coordinate.
  • Restrict to Y: Locks a transformation (move, rotate, scale) so that it occurs only on the Y plane/coordinate.
  • Restrict to Z: Locks a transformation (move, rotate, scale) so that it occurs only on the Z plane/coordinate.
  • Restrict to Coordinate Plane: Instead of locking to a single coordinate, it locks transformations to a set of coordinates; can be the XY plane, the XZ plane, or the YZ plane.
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