I am trying to scale a 3D object in the XY plane only, however the gizmo only lets me scale uniformly on all planes. I am trying to shrink the diameter of the cylinder without changing its height. The Set Constraint option (via RMC on the gizmo) only allows for XYZ, all other planes and axes are grayed out and not available.
Also, if anyone can tell me how to scale a single face of a 3D object, such as the top of this cylinder? Say, if I wanted to scale the top to make it more conical, for example.
Can someone please advise?
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Not sure if this is the answer you are looking for, but if i need to scale something non-uniformly in 2d, i block the object then scale either in the x or y direction. Hope it starts you in the direction you require. Cheers.
I agree with BlueBrad, See attached.
To make the cylinder more conical use the command "Taper faces". Select the side of the cylinder not the top. The command prompts will lead you through. Sometimes you have to act upon an object/objects different than the one you wish to modify to get your end results. Especially in 3D drafting.
+1, Design intent. OP asked about scaling. If his goal was to change the profile, revolving a new object is simple.
I could swear the OP asked about scaling an object in only two directions in order to keep the height of the original object but change the diameter of the cylinder. And then asked a second question about modifying the newly scaled object to make it more conical. RIF.
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