Gizmo

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Gizmo is the term for the set of red/blue/green axes that appear on models which are being manipulated by different options in the Transform Toolbar.

To quickly see all of the gizmos, select an object, choose one of the tools such as Select & Translate,TranslateTool.png and then use the mouse wheel to scroll through the other tools (but be careful not to linger on the "Select & Dynamic Place" tool, DynmicPlaceTool.png which can cause the object to "pop" to the current location of the mouse cursor).

Name Toolbar icon Gizmo Notes
Rotation
RotateTool.png
Rotation Gizmo
This can work in Local Space or World Space, depending on the current setting of the toggle
Scale
Scale.png
Scaling Gizmo
This always works in local space
Select & Translate
TranslateTool.png
Select & Translate Gizmo
Clicking with the mouse over one or more axes will move the object in that direction. Hover the mouse over the axes to see which ones turn yellow and are selected.
Bounds
Bounds.png
Bounds Tool Gizmo
This is different from the scale tool, in that a single handle can be dragged to extend just that one side of the selected object.

Other axes

Two other sets of axes that are commonly seen in HeroBlade, but are not "gizmos", since they do not relate to moving or modifying an object:

The center point or "pivot point" axes on an object, which show its artist-specified center ("centroid"). Gizmo1.png

The set of orientation axes in the lower righthand corner of the viewport, which indicates the current point of view. Gizmo2.png

Notes

See also

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