View Full Version : Record Pivot Rotations problem in 8

05-13-2004, 06:24 PM
I seem to be having a problem recording my pivot rotations of my bones in LW 8...

has anyone experienced this?....

when ever I hit the button to record the pivot rotation for bones the bones start to change angles ... as if I was changing the angle on the parent bone....

I'm recording my pivot rotations the same way I did in 7.5....

I know this as I have the proceedure writen down...

What has changed?

is there some setting I have missed?

Thanks for any information....

05-13-2004, 07:02 PM
Okay looks like I figured this one out on my own ... ...

but just incase anyone else has this problem.....

Record Pivot Rotations....

There are two of them.....

If this was the case in 7.5 if is news to me...

but here is the deal....

when using Record Pivot Rotations for Bones... you want the one that is contained in the
Record Piv Rot.... P (shift +P ) is the default hotkey

in the keyboard shortcuts editor.... run a search for BT_RecPivRot.....

Anyway maybe this help a few hairs from getting pulled..... :rolleyes:

05-14-2004, 07:17 AM
I believe the old one should have been removed.

05-14-2004, 10:39 PM
The old RPR was bad and shouldnt be in LW8. Make sure you arent loading old LW7 stuff too. :)

05-17-2004, 11:55 AM
Hye Spline God....

I am assuming that


is the new and improved one as that is the one that seemed to work for me...

as opposed to the ....

Record Pivot Rotation

(I'm using the names used in the Configure Keys menu....)


05-17-2004, 12:45 PM
Yup, BT_ stands for Bone Tools. Any of the Layout Tools or LightWave commands with that prefix are new.

05-17-2004, 02:22 PM

okay so the RPR I trash

and always use the BT_RPR.... right?


05-17-2004, 02:25 PM
Yup BT_ should work fine for bones and objects.

05-17-2004, 02:37 PM
Yes, BT_RPR - Good
Old RPR - Bad, evil, etc :)

05-17-2004, 02:37 PM
Thanks for the info Pete!!!


06-18-2005, 03:45 AM
I'm having this problem too and searched for BT_RecPivRot in the keyboard shortcuts editor. I'm confused, in my "Configure Keys"-window it shows that BT_RecPivRot is using P as shortcut, same shortcut as Setup - Modify - More - Orientation - Record Pivot Rot. When I press P, the bone rotates in another angle, so it uses the old RPR:(
I'm about to change shortcut for BT_RecPivRot but don't know which shortcut to use? I don't know which shortcuts that are in use or not. How do I fix this?

06-18-2005, 02:58 PM
The old RPR shouldnt be in there. Shift + p is the hotkey combo to run it.
BT_RecPivRot should be the correct one.

06-19-2005, 02:55 PM
The old RPR shouldnt be in there. Shift + p is the hotkey combo to run it.
BT_RecPivRot should be the correct one.
I still have old "Record Piv Rot" in the tool-list, but I can't see it anywhere in the "Configure Keys"-window, only "BT_RecPivRot" that using "P". Maybe something is wrong with any config-files? Anything I can try to reload?

Or what about giving "BT_RecPivRot" a new hotkey? I see some keys are not in use, how to load "BT_RecPivRot"?