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Is there a shortcut for switching pivot point? I tried looking in user preferences, but I wasn't sure what to type in there.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is the most convoluted shortcut I know in Blender. I have seen worse though: on some Windows boxes I have had to log in we had to do [ctrl] + [shift] + [alt] + Ö. $\endgroup$ – Mörkö Dec 26 '15 at 20:58
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, : Bounding Box Center

. : 3D Cursor

Ctrl + . : Individual Origins

Alt + , : Toggle Manipulate center points

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If you want to customize the shortcuts, open the Blender User Preferences > Input, set the Filter Type "Key-Binding" and type , in the search field.

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You'll find the list of the Assignement Values here:

http://www.blender.org/api/blender_python_api_2_74_0/bpy.types.SpaceView3D.html?highlight=bounding_box_center#bpy.types.SpaceView3D.pivot_point

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There is: it is (by default) Ctrl Shift Alt C. (I don't know about OSX-speaking s. It could be different.)

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    $\begingroup$ Actually, the key shortcut given, [ctrl] + [shift] + [alt] + c, is a shortcut for changing the position of the origin, the original poster was asking about a shortcut for changing the pivot point, so this is not an answer to the question.. $\endgroup$ – brasshat Dec 27 '15 at 8:33
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, is that the gizmo in the lower header of the 3D view near the proportional editing stuff? $\endgroup$ – Mörkö Dec 27 '15 at 8:35
  • $\begingroup$ No. That's the second button to the right of the object interaction mode selection box (where you select "object mode", "edit mode", "sculpt mode", "texture paint", &c). The next button to the right is the button for selection of the display mode (wireframe, solid, textured, &c), and the next button is the pivot point selector. $\endgroup$ – brasshat Dec 27 '15 at 8:38
  • $\begingroup$ OK, have a look at these (I am not near any computer right now. If these work I will add them to my answer.): wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Manual/3D_interaction/…. Go through the links. The hotkeys are listed for every possible state. $\endgroup$ – Mörkö Dec 27 '15 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know how current these are (I believe that <kbd>.</kbd> centers the view for example.) $\endgroup$ – Mörkö Dec 27 '15 at 9:05

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