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I'm going through Roland Hess' Blender Foundations book and I am having issues with the array modifier (using offset object).

I am trying to make feet for a table, my issue is that rotating the offset object (an empty named "empty" in the file) does nothing.

All I can see is the single object with the array copied right in the same position.

The blend is here, help is greatly appreciated!!

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  • $\begingroup$ Seems to be working fine here, how are you rotatinf this? You just have to select the empty alone and rotate it in Z axis. Just make sure the Manipulate Center Points only option isn't checked in the 3D View Header $\endgroup$ Oct 17, 2016 at 23:16

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You need to disable "Manipulate Center Points" to be able to rotate the object the way that you are thinking:

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Funniest thing is, I went through that same book years ago and had the same problem while making that table :-)

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  • $\begingroup$ Hah! Thanks for the help on this one. I've noticed that Hess likes to handwave details at the most inconvenient times. $\endgroup$
    – Nardolen
    Oct 30, 2016 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, he doesn't have time to go over every setting, so he assumes they are set to defaults. Please accept my answer since it answered your question. $\endgroup$
    – JakeD
    Oct 31, 2016 at 0:38

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