Does Rotate in Gumball work backwards?


#1

I keep entering numbers like 90 and -90 in the gumball rotation line and it goes the opposite direction of the Rotate command. Am I losing my mind?

Thanks,
Don


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(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Don - the arrows on the gumball rotation control indicate the + direction. Does that make sense with what you are seeing? I can’t help you with your second point…

-Pascal


#3

There are no arrows on the rotation controls? (Oh after you click on them…)


#4

What determines the direction? They seem to be randomly different from one view to the next.


(Pascal Golay) #5

Hi Don - when you click on a rotation control, it should change to a dashed circle and show little arrowheads/triangles to indicate the + direction… like so:

You do not see that?

-Pascal


(Pascal Golay) #6

Hi Don + direction follows the right have rule ; + =counter clockwise looking down from the + end of the rotation axis- actually that is the same as Rotate.

-Pascal


#7

Just as an example when I click on Gumball rotation in the front view, the arrows are pointing the opposite direction of how the Rotate command works. I think this is what caused the confusion, I never really paid attention to the arrows before. (i.e the arrows in the front view are going clockwise.)


(Pascal Golay) #8

Hi Don - well, it can get tricky if you look only at the CPlane, but if you base things on the gumball, it should work out as I say. If you are looking directly down one of the axes though, there is not an obvious way to tell without the arrows or help from another view of the gumball.

-Pascal