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How do I rotate a bone along the bone axis? Nether the local or global help.enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Normal axis should work here $\endgroup$ – lemon Feb 24 '17 at 8:34
  • $\begingroup$ NO. I know that it is exactly 90deg. $\endgroup$ – Alfons Marklén Feb 24 '17 at 8:39
  • $\begingroup$ I meant normal instead of global or local. It does not work for you? $\endgroup$ – lemon Feb 24 '17 at 8:43
  • $\begingroup$ I did find it. I did probebly forget to reed and did just see R>>R $\endgroup$ – Alfons Marklén Feb 24 '17 at 9:03
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The bone in edit mode has no rotation. And that probably why you cannot obtain a local axis coordinates.

But you can set the axis to "normal" and (for instance) use 'individual origins' as pivot point to rotate it around X or Z.

To rotate it around Y, use the roll value on the panel on the right.

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You can do it with 'local' (or normal) axis in pose mode. It will work for X, Y and Z (no roll here). Once done, apply the pose as 'rest pose':

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