# Mirror modifier mirrors on different axis/axes from the selected one(s)

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?

• Have you rotated the ear? If so, try applying the rotation. In object mode Ctrl A > R. – user7952 Jan 10 '15 at 13:06
• Thank You. It works fine after rotation. Please write this comment in answer section. I will mark that as an answer. – quartz Jan 10 '15 at 14:28

CtrlA then R or click Object > Apply > Rotation.