Coordinate and transformation dialog

The coordinate and transformation dialog becomes visible when the user switches to the object/item movement mode using one of following toolbar buttons:

[Manipulation toolbar buttons (translate and rotate)]


The content of the dialog is dependent on the selected movement mode (translation or rotation) and the last selected object or item. If no object/item is selected, the dialog is inactive. If more than one object/item is selected, then some parameters can be copied from the last selected object/item to the other selected objects/items (Apply to selection-buttons).



Position/translations

This part of the dialog becomes visible when object translation toolbar button is selected:

[Object translation toolbar button]

[Position/translations dialog]


The dialog has two distinct sections.

  • Object / item position: this section allows modifying the coordinates of an object or item.
  • Object / item translation & position scaling operations: this section allows applying translation and scaling transformations to an object or item.
  • Following describes each dialog item in more detail:

    Object / item position

  • Relative to world/parent frame: indicates that the coordinates are relative to the absolute reference frame, or relative to the parent reference frame.
  • X-/ Y- / Z-coordinate: position of the selected object relative to the indicated reference frame (world or parent).
  • object / item translation & position scaling operations

  • Relative to world/parent frame/own frame: indicates that the transformation will be relative to the absolute reference frame, relative to the parent reference frame, or relative to the object's own reference frame.
  • Translate along X / Y / Z: indicates the desired translation amounts along the x-, y- and z-axis of the indicated reference frame (world, parent or own frame).
  • Scale along X / Y / Z: indicates the desired position scaling along the x-, y- and z-axis of the indicated reference frame (world or parent).


  • Orientation/rotations

    This part of the dialog becomes visible when object rotation toolbar button is selected:

    [Object rotation toolbar button]

    [Orientation/rotations dialog]


    The dialog has two distinct sections.

  • Object / item orientation: this section allows modifying the orientation of an object or item.
  • Object / item rotation operations: this section allows applying rotation transformations to an object or item.
  • Following describes each dialog item in more detail:

    Object / item orientation

  • Relative to world/parent frame: indicates that the indicated Euler angles are relative to the absolute reference frame, or relative to the parent reference frame.
  • Alpha / Beta / Gamma: Euler angles of the selected object relative to the indicated reference frame (world or parent).
  • object / item rotation operations

  • Relative to world/parent frame/own frame: indicates that the transformation will be relative to the absolute reference frame, relative to the parent reference frame, or relative to the object's own reference frame.
  • Rotate around X / Y / Z: indicates the desired rotation amounts around the x-, y- and z-axis of the indicated reference frame (world, parent or own frame).


  • Recommended topics

  • Related API functions
  • Euler angles
  • Object position/orientation manipulation
  • User settings dialog
  • Vertex edit mode
  • Path edit mode