Control Center
Control Center
Control Center allows you to quickly center the axes of objects and also allows you to center objects in relation to other objects or the current view. Control Center has five major functions as follows:
Center in View
Using the Center in View command, the selected object will be centered in the current view. You can select the distance from camera by selecting Fixed distance to camera and setting the distance value. If you leave this option unchecked then the distance to camera will remain unchanged. This command is especially useful for those times you're modeling far away from the world center.
** The Control Center dialog is shown above docked just below the coordinates window. Since you will use this command frequently, and since it relates to object coordinates, this is a good place to dock it. **
Object to Axis
Using the Object to Axis command, the currently selected geometry will center at its axis. Therefore, if the axis of the object lies outside the geometric center, the geometry itself will move to wherever the axis is. You may center the object's geometry based upon bounding box or average point.
Axis to Object
Using the Axis to Object command, the axis of the selected object will center to object's center based upon bounding box or average point. This is a very handy command for bringing those wayward, wondering axes under control.
Center Parent at Child
Using the Center Parent at Child command, the parent will move to wherever the selected child's axis lays. This is especially useful for fixing a wayward parent's null center to the child. You have the option to center position, rotation and scale. You will use this command more than you think.
Center Child at Parent
Center Child at Parent places the selected child at the parent center. You have the option to center any combination of the child's position, rotation and scale to that of the parent. At last!
In addition to the control center dialog, all commands have icons that can easily be integrated into your daily workflow.