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Lukasz Lindell
Movement locked to one axis
on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:29:14 pm

Hi, I'm having a problem that's driving me crazy. Suddenly when I work in projects, movement is getting locked to only one axis. It isnt a problem with the X, Y and Z buttons, they are all marked correctly. It's really hard to describe the problem, but I will try.

If I take a box, and drag it in, lets say, X direction a little bit, when I click with the Move Tool in an empty area after that, that or any other object will only move in the X axis. If I then move the box in the Y axis, clicking with the move tool in an empty space only lets me move objects in the Y axis.

It's like it's locking into to latest axis for some reason. The problem persists only in the project, I can create a new one, past all objects there and then I again can move objects freely.

Anyone has any clue what this could be?


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Brian Jones
Re: Movement locked to one axis
on Mar 4, 2010 at 4:19:44 am

double clicking (or right-click/left-click) on an axis handle will lock that handle (it stays yellow - default colors anyway). Double click the handle to release


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Lukasz Lindell
Re: Movement locked to one axis
on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:29:39 pm

Thanks Brian, you can't imagine how many times I accidently double-clicked and this happend to me! Now I know!


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Yann Figueres
Re: Movement locked to one axis
on Sep 19, 2013 at 8:54:14 am

And 3 years later, you saved my life too !! Thank you soooo much !


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Eric Chard
Re: Movement locked to one axis
on Sep 25, 2018 at 5:33:11 pm

My heart leapt when I saw this answer... but do you mean the axis BUTTONS at the default top, or the axis itself?

I see that I can reset the buttons (thank god, thought I was losing it) but the comment seemed to be about the HUD axis gizmo, which in R17 doesn't appear (tmk) with the Magnet tool.

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Brian Jones
Re: Movement locked to one axis
on Sep 26, 2018 at 12:55:27 am

it's the axis handles talked about in originally there but that functionality has gone away somewhere along the line (certainly it's gone in R20), I never used it that way myself, I always preferred the axis buttons up top. And no with the magnet tool since it doesn't use the axis (but the buttons do work with the magnet).


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