Within blender I was doing some vfx and got to the masking stage, It was going well till I wanted to rotate it, and I couldn't.

I intended to rotate it because certain parts the thing I'm masking it doesn't change it just rotates.

I pressed R on the mask and it didn't do anything. I've already looked through google and other similar questions.

Before pressing R

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After pressing R

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  • $\begingroup$ Already tried that @susu $\endgroup$
    – Yohello 1
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ Can you share the file? $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ I cannot share the file. (Yes I know the images don't transfer over and how to lock tracks) $\endgroup$
    – Yohello 1
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:54
  • $\begingroup$ I can rotate a mask in a new file, but I have to admit if you will want to keyframe this rot it doesnt work as you probably expact anyway, for more check here blender.stackexchange.com/questions/39344/… $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Jul 4, 2020 at 20:00

1 Answer 1


The issue was that the origin point was set to individual point not median point.

Which can be switched here at the top

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    $\begingroup$ I'm glad you found a solution. But please, next time don't crop the images so tight, it's hard to help without information. $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Jul 4, 2020 at 23:04
  • $\begingroup$ Ok next time I'll add larger images with more information $\endgroup$
    – Yohello 1
    Jul 5, 2020 at 15:55

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