Constrain angles when rotating cylindrical or rounded objects

I’m trying to rotate a cylinder 90°, but I cannot do so. It selects one of the faces of the cylinder that are not 90° and therefore not rotating at 90°. Is there a way to rotate from a bounding box anchor point?

You can use the cursor (arrow) keys to lock the Rotate tool on axis.

Up to rotate around the vertical blue, left for green and right for red.

Wow that must be an internet record for quickest answer ever!
Thanks very much!


I was sitting here waiting for you to post the question. I was starting to wonder if you’d gotten sidetracked or something because you were late. I was typing my reply before your post showed up. :rofl: :rofl:

Just kidding.

I’m glad that helped.


Yeah I was trying to figure out the best way to put the question, and of course probably made it more complicated than it needed to be.

Well, I think you made it clear enough. :+1: