The key elements you need to master to get started are the different tools that can be used to make an object move in space. In this article, we'll look at them all in detail.
Bring up the tools:
Click on the product or scene element to be modified to bring up the various tools:
I - Tools on the product :
The tool in the centre: Move the object
The first tool allows you to move the object in space using the mouse. When you click on the product, two small crossed arrows appear on your product to move it:
Click on these arrows, then drag the mouse to the right to move it to the right
Click on these arrows, then drag the mouse left to move it left
Click on these arrows, then drag the mouse downwards to move it closer to the front of the stage
Click on these arrows, then drag the mouse upwards to move it away from the back of the stage.
Tip: The product is positioned at the point where the mouse stops in the scene.
⚠️ If you click anywhere other than on these little arrows, you will be moving the camera and not the product. Click here to learn how to move the camera.
The tool on the left: Duplicate an object
This tool duplicates an object with exactly the same parameters as the product already in the scene. It will be replicated identically in terms of tilt, pivot (on itself, on the scene's axis, etc.), or levitation.
Tip: Modify all the parameters applied to the product before duplicating it, to avoid doing the work twice.
The tool on the right: Delete an item
The last tool allows you to delete your product or an element from the scene. Simply select the item you want to delete and click on tool 0.
Tip: The keyboard shortcut for deleting a product is the same key with an arrow that deletes text.
II - Toolbar features :
Tool 1: Modify the object's scale
Tool number 1 is used to change the scale of the product. Use the bar that appears above the toolbar to enlarge or shrink your product. You can also perform the same action by entering a number to the right of the cursor.
Tip: Make sure you choose the same scale when several objects are in the same scene (photo realism).
Tool 2: Rotate an object on its own axis
Use this tool to rotate the object on its own axis. Using the bar that appears above the toolbar, rotate your product from left to right. You can also perform the same action by entering a number to the right of the cursor.
Tip: You can click on + or -45 degrees to rotate the product by a quarter turn.
Tool 3: Tilt or lay the object
Tilt and/or lay an object in the scene with tool 3. Using the bar that appears above the toolbar, tilt or lay your product. You can also perform the same action by entering a number to the right of the cursor.
Tip: Double-click on + or -45 degrees to quickly and completely set the product.
Tool 4: Rotate an object on the scene's axis
Tool 4 can also be used to rotate an object. It does not allow the same rotation as tool 2. Use this tool to rotate your product on the earth's axis.
Using the cursor that appears above the toolbar, rotate your product from left to right. You can also enter a number to the left of the cursor to perform the same action.
Tip: Tilt your product to see the difference in pivot between tool 2 and tool 4.
Tool 5: Levitate the object
Levitate your product using the 5th tool. Using the cursor that appears above the toolbar, move the object up and down. You can also enter a number to the right of the cursor to levitate your product.
Tip: To avoid shade under the product, raise the product very slightly off the ground.
Tool 6: Centre the object
By selecting tool 6, centre the product perfectly in the middle of the scene.
Tool 7: Blur the background
Tool 7 is used to blur all the elements in the background of your product.
⚠️ To cancel this effect, uncheck the small "blur" box to the left of the slider, which allows you to adjust the blur of the scene.
Tip: For the first few shots, we recommend blurring the background with the Edit function. Click here to find out more.