You can transform an
object and its pivot without affecting its children using the buttons
in Adjust Transform rollout. Adjusting an object's transforms has
no effect on any children linked to that object.
To scale a parent without scaling the
the parent object in a hierarchy.
- On the Hierarchy
panel, click the Pivot button if it's not already on, then on the
Adjust Transform rollout, click Don't Affect Children.
the parent object.
The children will remain
TipNever use non-uniform scale at the object
level for objects in a hierarchical chain. Always go to the sub-object
level when you do a non-uniform scale on hierarchically linked objects.
To reinitialize the scale of an object:
- In the Hierarchy
panel Adjust Transform rollout Reset group, click Scale.
The XYZ values are re-initialized
to 100%. This operation prevents Non-uniform Scale inheritance if
a child object is linked to this object.
- Don't Affect Children
Limits transforms to
the selected object and its axis, not to its children. This is very
useful when working with bones and other hierarchies. If you need
to make a particular bone or object longer or shorter, select the
object and then turn on Don't Affect Children. You can readjust
it and any parent objects in the hierarchy will stretch or shrink
to compensate to the new dimension of the selected bone.
Resets the orientation
of an objects local axis coordinates to align with the world coordinate
system, regardless of the current orientation of the object.
This does not affect descendants.
When applied to closed groups,
it aligns the dummy node of the parent, but keeps the children in
the same place. It reorients and resizes the dummy node to correctly
bind the children of the group.
Resets the scale values
in the transformation matrix to reflect the new scale of the object.
There is no visual change in the object.
You can use the Scale
to correct Non Uniform Scale inheritance problems. If Non Uniform
Scale is inherited by a child object in a hierarchy, it can result
in an undesirable deformation in the child object. To correct for this,
use Reset: Scale in the Adjust Transform rollout on an object before
You can view the scale
values of the transformation matrix of a selected object. On the
toolbar, turn on Scale, then right-click any of the three toolbar
Transform buttons (Move, Rotate, or Scale).
There is also a
XForm utility to do the same tasks.