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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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Transforming Objects

There are three basic transformations that we can apply to an object—Translate, Rotate, and Scale. To apply these transformations to objects, we can use both keyboard shortcuts and a transformation widget. The transformation widget is a simple icon that is displayed in the center of all objects:

Transforming Objects

There are four kinds of widgets for each transformation type. We can switch between them with the controls located in the header of the 3D View. The symbols represent each transformation type:

  • Finger: Turn the widget off and on
  • Triangle: Turn on the translation widget
  • Circle: Turn on the rotation widget
  • Square: Turn on the scale widget ...

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