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How can I rotate my trees about each of their own local Z axis ?
I tried to select the forest object and change the sub-selection level to “trees”. And I select the trees and change the MAX operating coordsys to “Local” and the pivot “type 3”. Please see my screenshot in my attachments.
BUT! I could not manage to rotate my trees about each of their own local Z axis. It seems they had only one Pivot at the center of them. What can I do now ? Please help me. I want to rotate them exactly 90 degrees.

I'm really looking forward to your answer.
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Re: How can I rotate my trees about each of their own local Z axis ?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 01:15:04 PM »
Hi,

Which version of Forest Pack are you using? As you can see on attached screen-shots, it should behave correctly when using the Pivot Point Center. Since Forest Pack Lite/Pro 5.2.0 "Custom Edit uses local axis of each item, instead axis of the Forest object."

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Re: How can I rotate my trees about each of their own local Z axis ?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 07:09:05 PM »
I'm using MAX2014 with FP4.4.1.max. You can see this information my file name.
Do you mean there no way to rotate the trees about the local Z Axis except to Upgrade the Forest pro pack ? Or is there any workaround in FP 4.4.1 ? I will upgrade my software later, but not today.
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Re: How can I rotate my trees about each of their own local Z axis ?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 10:43:36 AM »
Hi,

In such case, applying the XForm modifier over the Custom Object and rotating its Gizmo correspondingly would be an option.

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