2 answers · asked · Lesson: Beginning with Primitives · Course: Modeling, Texturing and Shading a Treasure Chest in Blender 2.8

Why can't I scale the side of the top part of the chest?

The select parts scale but then I get a small gap between the bottom face of the active plank and the top plank of the bottom piece of the chest.

  • Hi aleem. 

    You are scaling towards the active element:

    which is in this case the lighter colored bottom plank and to be more precise: the center of the plank:

    So everything (that is selected) shrinks towards the center of that bottom plank, so also the bottom of that bottom plank scales towards that center.

  • as spikey has indicated scaling is not a simple concept...

    it includes knowing which axis (or all 3) and what point (such as center of or edge of)...