Lumberyard
User Guide (Version 1.21)

Matching the Transform

Instead of manually copying values from one entity's position to another, you can use the ditto feature to share an entity's transform data from one entity to another. This feature enables you to duplicate the same transform data for your entities. For example, to make your child entities face the same direction, you can select the entities and use the ditto feature to apply the change to the entities at once.

To match a transform using the ditto feature

  1. In the viewport, select an entity.

  2. Press and hold Ctrl and press the middle mouse button on a target entity. After the target is selected, the current selection transform matches that of the target.

    Example

    In the following example, the ditto feature shares an entity's transform with another entity. Both entities have the same value.

    
                                Share the transform data from one entity to another using
                                    the ditto feature in Lumberyard.

    The following is a shortcut to use the ditto feature.

    Shortcut Description

    Select an entity or group of entities, press and hold Ctrl, and press the middle mouse button on a target entity.

    Applies the transform from a target entity to a selection.

Ditto a Group Selection

You can use the ditto feature for a group of entities. This makes it easier for you to modify multiple entities at once.

To match the transform for a group of entities

  1. In the viewport, select a group of entities.

  2. Press and hold Ctrl and press the middle mouse button to match an entity's transform data to the group manipulator.

    Example

    In the following example, you can select entities (a group selection of tires) and use the ditto feature to match a target entity (the car).

    
                                    Share the transform data from multiple entities to
                                        another using the ditto feature in Lumberyard

    See the following shortcut to use the ditto feature.

    Shortcut Description

    Select a group of entities, press and hold Ctrl, and press the middle mouse button on a target entity.

    Matches the translation, rotation, or scale for the group of entities to that of the target entity.

Ditto a Group Selection to Local Space

You can ditto a group of entities to local space so that you can modify entities in local space in relation to another entity.

To ditto a group selection to local space

  1. In the viewport, select a group of entities.

  2. Press and hold Alt and press the middle mouse button to select a target entity. This sets the local space of each entity in the selected group to the target entity that you specified.

    Example

    In the following example, select a group of entities and use the ditto feature to set them to the local space of the target entity.

    
                                    Use the ditto feature to set the local space for a
                                        selection of entities to a target entity in Lumberyard.

    See the following shortcut to use the ditto feature for a group selection.

    Shortcut Description

    Select an entity or group of entities, press and hold Alt, and press the middle mouse button on a target entity.

    Sets the local space of each selected entity to the target entity that you specified.