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Been wondering how to do this for ages but I haven't been able to find a solution, or phrase a search correctly, please link if it's out there.

Here's two abstract flower petals, I want to pivot them towards each other by selecting both and pivoting them in relation to one point, either origin point of each petal or the 3d cursor.

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With four petals:

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With multiple petals:

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I tried: TAB Edit mode, Select top vertex of each petal, O turn on proportional edit, G, Increase Proportional Scale with wheel and move up and down. But this is imprecise and warps the object slightly, with a more complex organic 'petal' problems start arising.

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How would you do this?

Thanks for your help!

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  • $\begingroup$ You can change your pivot point to 3D cursor and then select all verts and rotate without proportional editing. $\endgroup$ Feb 22 at 16:54

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The main trick is to use the Local transform orientation, since you want all objects to rotate according to their own individual axes. In the video below I'm using the 3D Cursor as the pivot point, because the origin points of my petals are in their geometric centers and not at the pivot point I want them to rotate from (here, that's also the world origin).

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If their object origins were at the world center so everything was perfectly symmetrical, all other pivot options would yield the same result:

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    $\begingroup$ A perfectly elegant solution, thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Aubrey
    Feb 22 at 19:47

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