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I'm lost as how to change angle of the part in pink. Need to follow the blue line..
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Hi,

In the hierarchy editor you can modify the transformation of each model part. If you right click on the transformation of the node you can change the values.
 
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Hi,

In the hierarchy editor you can modify the transformation of each model part. If you right click on the transformation of the node you can change the values.
Do you mean here? If so how can I find what each change will do?
Thanks
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Hi,

No, this node has no transformations (the number of (#) transformations is zero). What you highlight is the bounding box.

If this is the part you want to rotate, you would have to right click on # transformation and add a new transformation. Afterwards you can modify the translation and rotation of that transformation.
 

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Does the ModelPart underneath that have a transformation?
 
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I think I got it.
Thanks
No I don't understand. I keep getting told to rotate but don't understand how. I try using the rotate but don't see what I'm rotating. I highlight the part but it doesn't seem to move.
 

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Hi,

Here is how to rotate a part:

1. Start the Hierarchy Editor and make sure Highlight Selected is checked. Find the part in the left pane (outlined in blue below). It will turn red. If it doesn't turn red, you haven't selected the correct part.
2. Right click the #Transformation word and choose Add Transformation.

mcx_add_transformation.jpg


Now right click the resulting Transformation word and choose Edit Transformation:

mcx_edit_transformation.jpg


Now in the Editor that pops up, change the value in the X Rotation box. Positive is the direction you want (in this model, yours may be different?). I used 6 here.

mcx_transformation_editor.jpg


The result is that the rear of the nacelle has been rotated upward.

mcx_transformation_result.jpg


You can also edit the Y Translation number to move the object up and down.

You cannot see the movement as you enter the numbers, you will have to use trial and error.

Hope this helps,
 
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Hi,

Here is how to rotate a part:

1. Start the Hierarchy Editor and make sure Highlight Selected is checked. Find the part in the left pane (outlined in blue below). It will turn red. If it doesn't turn red, you haven't selected the correct part.
2. Right click the #Transformation word and choose Add Transformation.

View attachment 73462

Now right click the resulting Transformation word and choose Edit Transformation:

View attachment 73461

Now in the Editor that pops up, change the value in the X Rotation box. Positive is the direction you want (in this model, yours may be different?). I used 6 here.

View attachment 73460

The result is that the rear of the nacelle has been rotated upward.

View attachment 73459

You can also edit the Y Transformation number to move the object up and down.

You cannot see the movement as you enter the numbers, you will have to use trial and error.

Hope this helps,
Thanks for the explanation makes more sense now
 
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