Bongo: Object Pivot

Bongo puts the pivot automatically to the center of the Rhino bounding box of an object.

How can I change the pivot position?

If you want to move the pivot to another position, you use the command MoveObjectPivot.

You will then be prompted: Point to move pivot to ( Reset 3Points ):

Move the pivot to the location that you want it to be in. Osnap in Rhino is a good and helpful tool to have on, when you’re moving the pivot around.

Bongo Object Pivot Move

How can I change the pivot rotation?

Please note - In order for the pivot changes to take effect...
Remember to make sure that the Rotate in world space option is unchecked in the Object Properties.

To change the rotation of the pivot you can do it with two different commands, depending on what your goal is:

MoveObjectPivot

  1. Type the command: MoveObjectPivot
  2. When prompted: Point to move pivot to ( Reset 3Points ):, pick: 3Points.
  3. You will then be prompted with: Pick pivot location:. If you want the pivot to stay in place, just press enter; if you want to move it, move it.
  4. Next, you will then be prompted with: Select new x axis:. Select the direction for your x axis.
  5. Do the same step for the yaxis.

Bongo Object Pivot Rotate

BongoOrientPivot

  1. Type the command:BongoOrientPivot.
  2. When prompted: Axis ( X Y Z ):, choose the axis you want to be able to change.
  3. Next, you will then be prompted with: New axis:. Pick the new angle for your axis and the rest of the pivot axis will follow.

Bongo Object Pivot Orient