# Scale Space Between Multiple Objects

If I have multiple objects selected can I use scaling to make the objects closer together (without rescaling the objects)?

## 3 Answers

Yes, enable the pivot-point-align option.

This transforms the center points only.

One way to think of this is as a ferris-wheel - where each gondola stays in place, but you can rotate their locations.

Scale:

Rotate: Even though you didn't ask about this, it helps to understand how the feature works.

• That is awesome! I never realized this feature existed! +1. Jun 23, 2013 at 18:09
• I've just had a look in the Manual but there seems to be nothing about this useful little feature. Jun 23, 2013 at 22:51
• Elegant and effective combination of simple tools is pure joy. Aug 14, 2013 at 23:47
• Wait, did they change the name of that button? I swear the popup calls it "object centers only". Grawr, computer not handy. Nov 27, 2014 at 10:38
• This does not work in edit mode, just a reminder. Sep 10, 2016 at 14:08

As answered by @ideasman42, pivot point align option is a really awesome transformation tool. That coupled with Proportional Editing (Object Mode with Constant Falloff) the following transformations can be easily achieved.

## Initial state of the objects

1. Enable Pivot Point Align (Alt+,).
2. Enable Proportional Editing (O).
3. Choose Constant Falloff (Shift+O until constant falloff is displayed).

## Left most object selected and scaled

Start scaling the objects and move the mouse while adjusting the proportional inflience area by scrolling the mouse wheel

## Middle object selected and scaled

In this case, the objects are proportionally scaled about the middle object.

For version 3.1:

1. Open the 3D view side panel for current tool and select Affect only | Locations.

2. Select Active Element as the pivot point.

3. Use the scale tool.

Documentation for further details.