Gizmo in 3ds Max
Gizmo in 3ds Max,With activated transform tool and selection of an object, an icon shows up, which helps to rotate, scale and move a selected object within the plane. So basically, it is an icon which helps in transforming an object i.e. move, scale and rotate in the same plane. Also, each transform type uses a different gizmo for the move, scale and rotate (as shown in fig.1). There are three axes assigned in each gizmo having three different colors X axis: RED, Y axis: GREEN and Z axis: blue. Also, to help you getting familiar with transform tools you can watch the below video.
Enable and Disable Gizmo: You can toggle the gizmo on and off by pressing X Key. Enabled Gizmo transforms the selected object i.e. move, scale and rotates very effectively. When Gizmo is disabled, a basic tripod pop-ups with no axis specificity.
When on, 3ds Max uses the Transform gizmo to enable more powerful move, rotate, and scale options. When off, a basic tripod is displayed, with no axis specificity.
This lets you choose an axis or two axes while transforming a selection with the mouse. Any axis can be chosen by placing the mouse over any of the axes. Drag the mouse to transform the selection along the respective axis.
Customise the size of gizmo
- Go to customize menu
- Select Preference setting dialog box
- Go to Gizmos tab
Here, the relative size field controls the size.(as shown in below figure)
Also, for better understanding about the gizmos in transforming object along with the video, go through this article http://mynewsyourviews.com/how-to-move-rotate-and-scale-objects-in-3ds-max/
For further detail about Gizmo, you can visit the mentioned below site
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