The Transformation panel allows you to make changes to a selected object. When an object is not selected, the transformation panel will not appear.
By default, the Transformation panel will appear along the right-side of the editor interface, below the Properties panel.
Displaying the Transformation Panel
If the Transform panel is not appearing, you can manually open it by going to: File > Scenario > Transformation
The Transform panel has a number of functions that are consistent regardless of what type of object you have selected.
The main toolbar along the top of the Transformation panel contains a number of core functions for manipulating the object. These functions are listed left-to-right below.
- Move: Allows you to move the selected object to a new location.
- Rotate: Allows you to rotate the selected object along a number of axis.
- Scale: Allows you to adjust the size of the selected object.
- Rect Transform: Allows you to manipulate the position and scale of the selected object's footprint. See the section below for additional information.
- World Space: Causes changes to take place in the world space.
- Parent Space: Causes changes to take place in the parent space.
- Local Space: Causes changes to take place in the local space.
- Central Pivot: Sets the central pivot point to the middle of all selected objects.
- Individual Pivot: Sets the pivot point at the center of each selected object.
- Random Rotator: When selected, will randomize the rotation of each new placed object.
- Translation Only Rect Transform: When selected, when using rectangular transform to scale an object, only the position of the object will be scaled, and not the object itself.
These tools allow you to snap the object to fine tune its
- Snap To Grid: If checked, snaps the object to the map's grid. The grid size can be set by the slider.
- Snap To Height: If checked, will only allow the object to be raised or lowered by the pre-set amounts set by the slider.
- Snap To Rotation: If checked, will only allow the object to be rotated at the pre-set angle set by the slider.
The Rect Transform tool has a number of functions that may not immediately be apparent. We will cover these functions below.
Scaling Splats and Splines
One of the main functions of the Rect Transform tool is to manipulate Splats and Splines, allowing you to perform the following:
- Scale splats visually without manually typing the size.
- Adjust the scale of a curved spline.
- Adjust the scale multiple splines at once. Note that when working with splines, only the control points will be scaled, and not the strip of the spline itself.
- Scaling the position of a number of selected assets. Note that in the example below, the rocks get closer but do not scale in size.