Pivot Tool

The Pivot Tool is an extension that allows the user to adjust the pivot of a prim. The tool can be accessed from the collapsible manipulator toolbar in the viewport.

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Option

Result

Add Pivot

Adds transform properties for the pivot of the selected prim (prim must have a full set of TransformOps)

Reset Pivot

Resets pivot to initial position (0, 0, 0)

Pivot to BBox Center

Moves pivot to the center of the bounding box

Pivot to BBox Base

Moves pivot to the base of the bounding box

Pivot Tool …

Opens the Pivot Tool Menu window

Note

The Pivot Tool cannot modify joints.

Pivot Tool Menu

The Pivot Tool Menu allows you to add, remove, and reposition the pivot of a selected prim. A pivot cannot be modified unless the prim has the pivot transform attributes added and enabled.

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  • Pivot Position (Relative to Bounding Box)

    • Moving the sliders allows you to adjust the position of the pivot within the extents of the bounding box, expressed as values from -1 to 1 (0 by default)

Button

Result

Center Pivot

Moves pivot to the center of the bounding box

Reset Pivot

Resets pivot to initial position (0, 0, 0)
  • World Position to Pivot

    • Allows you to move the pivot of the selected prim to the world position of a source prim

Button

Result

Pick Source

Allows you to select a prim from the viewport or stage (Records the position of the prim at the time of selection)

Set Pivot

Move the pivot of the selected prim to the recorded position of the source prim

Note

The pivot can be moved outside of the extents of the bounding box by manually setting the Pivot Position fields to a value outside of the -1 to 1 range, by modifying the pivot transform fields in the Properties window or by aligning it to the world position of another prim.

Option

Result

Maintain Position

Moving the pivot will counter-offset the transforms of the prim

Bounding Box includes Child Prims

Bounding box includes any mesh that is a child of the prim

Auto-Apply World Position on Copy

Pivot is updated automatically upon selecting the world position of a source prim