I have 2 objects a face and an ear. Mirror modifier works fine for the face. But when I use mirror modifier to duplicate the ear on X axis, it duplicates on Z axis. And when I use mirror modifier on Z axis it mirrors on X axis. How to correct the axis orientation? no mirror modifier mirror modifier along X mirror modifier along Z

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    $\begingroup$ Have you rotated the ear? If so, try applying the rotation. In object mode Ctrl A > R. $\endgroup$
    – user7952
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 13:06
  • $\begingroup$ Thank You. It works fine after rotation. Please write this comment in answer section. I will mark that as an answer. $\endgroup$
    – quartz
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 14:28

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If the ear was rotated, you will need to apply the rotation. To do this, in object mode either press
CtrlA then R or click Object > Apply > Rotation.

See: Why is it important to apply transformation to an objects data?


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