Issue with moving objects

Whenever I try and move multiple meshes to the side in order to create space for something new, the wheels move in the opposite direction - as if the origin of these meshes is somewhere it shouldn’t be. I thought it might be something to do with the mirror modifier, or applying transforms but I can’t figure it out…

Can you post some screenshots highlighting the issue please.
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Thanks in advance


If the wheels are related to the mesh you are moving, the pivot can also move, therefore the centre of the rotation/movement can be negative.

To have a more robust Blender project management, use EMPTIES to be used as a mirror centre. instead of objects which can have changed mesh and origin/pivot point.


Have you a mirror modifier on? Using an empty as a mirroring point is a great tip by @FedPete.


I will try using empties in the future, seems like a good idea thanks :smiley:

I am using the auto mirror tool, and trying to move everything to the left.

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For each individual object (wheels, tracks), where lies the origin point? The orange dot?

try to apply the mirror modifier (in a new .blend file copy).

So I came back to this project after a short while and had forgotten to un-hide the empties I forgot I had. I was confused because I forgot about what I was doing when I left it.
Thanks for suggesting empties, it made me think I had used them already - and I had.


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