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Move Tool

The Move tool obviously allows users to move, or translate a selection across a specific distance. By using the various handles the user can easily constrain the movement to one or two axes. Holding the 'Ctrl' key will constrain to a single axis when hauling. After applying a transform amount, users may press the MMB to re-apply the previous offset amount, making it easy to apply an edit multiple times. The command can be activated in the 'Basic' subtab of the Modeling viewports, in the menu bar under 'Edit >Transform > Move' or by pressing the 'W' keyboard shortcut.
In the component modes, 'Vertices', 'Edges', and 'Polygons', the tool affects the selected geometry directly; when nothing is selected, it affects all active foreground geometry. Active foreground items are those that are visible and selected (highlighted) in the 'Item List'. In 'Items' mode the tool affects all the currently selected items in the Item List, if nothing is selected, then the tools will appear to do nothing. In material mode, it works the same way as in any of the component modes. Lastly, in the 'Center and 'Pivot' modes it modifies the Center or Pivots respectively. Note that users will need to physically select either the Center or the Pivot itself, depending on the mode, prior to activating the tool, as in Items mode, with no selection the tool will appear to do nothing.
When users define any of the various Falloffs MODO provides, application of the tool can be attenuated across a user defined area. For more on using Falloffs, please reference the Selection Falloffs page of the documentation.
Once the tool becomes active, MODO draws the relevant tool handles within the viewport. At this point, users may simply click and haul anywhere inside the desired viewport to interactively position the geometry. Additionally, users may prefer to utilize the various tool handles, constraining the application of the tool, the arrows to a single axis, and the circles to to two axes. The various tool handles are color coded to match the coloring of the different axes, red for X, green for Y and blue for Z. Hover the mouse over a specific handle until it changes to a yellow color and then LMB-click and drag to modify. To interactively scale the size of the handles themselves, users may use the ' - ' and ' = ' keys on the keyboard to adjust them; minus makes them smaller, while equals makes them larger.
The Transform tool also respect the settings for 'Action Center', and will originate the appropriate action from the defined position. For more information on understanding and using Actions Centers, please reference the Action Center page of the documentation

Move PanelTransform

Position: Users may use the X,Y and Z input fields to apply specific offset distance values (calculated from position the object was in when the tool was activated). When adjusting an object interactively in the viewport, the 'Position' input fields will display the current offset distance applied, providing useful user feedback.

Pivot: The 'Pivot' toggle allows users to easily modify an items pivot position without the need to go into Pivots mode.

Gimbal: The Gimbal setting is grayed out in move mode.

Child Compensate: The 'Child Compensate' toggle when disabled will pass along the transform value to any child items of the current selection, when enabled, the child items will ignore any transform values.



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