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I'm having a problem with the 3D manipulator in Blender when I look at an object from the top view (Numpad 7).

The 3D manipulator is not following the rotation of the object, instead the red and green arrows are going diagonally.

Please see attached picture. Can I change it so that arrows match the object's rotation?

rotated manipulator widget in 3D view

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  • $\begingroup$ What is your transformation orientation? $\endgroup$ – Igor Tatarnikov Aug 4 '15 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure, where can I see it? I don't have it under View tab? I have Blender 2.74 Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Milan Aug 4 '15 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I found it! It's set to Edge $\endgroup$ – Milan Aug 4 '15 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ Ok I changed it to Global and it works nice :) Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Milan Aug 4 '15 at 13:08
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Make sure your Transform Orientation is set to Global

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