2012
08.14

Did you know you can do this? ;)
How to orient an object's center without scripting

BREAKDOWN:
1. Set an OK center position with "Move Center to Bounding Box" / "Move Center to Vertices".
2. Enter "Center" mode. (top right)
3. Right-click on "Ref" button (below Local) and choose "Pick Polygon/Edge/Point Reference".
Click an object to select it and highlight the desired components.
4. While still in both "Center" and "Ref" modes, reset rotation to 0,0,0 then go back to "Object" mode (top right), go "Local" mode and reset rotation to 0,0,0 again. — That’s it!
ps: The faces need not be in the same object. (It could be another’s!)

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  1. […] Align center using faces by Alan Fregtman […]

  2. Funny you should say “like a boss”.

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/digital-short-like-a-boss/1081309

  3. what !? i didnt know that !
    thanks for the tip !

  4. Great tip, thanks.