2 answers · asked @ video mark 3:43 · Lesson: Basic 3D Transformations · Course: Learn the Blender Basics Tutorial Series

Cube doesn't rotate

The cube didn't rotate for me the way it did for you. I went to user preferences and undid the Select button, but that didn't help any. The cube seems to translate instead of rotate. I did click the arc button. I have no idea if I have an Intel GPU or not, so I don't know if this is caused by a bug in Blender or something that is missing from the tutorial.

  • press at the cube to make it an active object and then press R

  • Sorry, my description was flawed. Steps:

    1. Select Object mode, select the object (Suzanne or cube)

    2. Click on Transformation manipulators: rotate button. Note appearance of circular curves in red, blue, and green

    3. Click/select anywhere on red or blue curve, then drag the mouse. Note that object translates instead of rotates. Note that clicking and dragging on the green curve works: the object rotates.

    Looks like a bug in Blender...