Collada plugin for After Effects

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Mesh Origin

mesh origin icon

Tool for changing the location of the center of a mesh or a group.

A version of this script comes pre-installed in the Unofficial trueSpace Updates -

persistent base install required

Clintons3dPlugin.rsx v.1638425 is required.

Global Function Set Oct 2022 is required.

Widget Tools is required for the widget tool.


  1. install the persistent base if not already installed
  2. install rsx plugin
  3. install the Global Function Set
  4. install the widget tools
  5. drag the node into the link editor
  6. delete the node from the scene after install is complete

The origin can be seen with the Centered Object Widgets - objectnavONW78.html - as an orange center shape.

New - the origin display can be added to all widgets - Origin Widget. This widget also adds the ability to scale about the origin point and set the origin location based on the point edit selection.

Mesh Origin Panel

mesh origin panel


  • Origin To Object - move the origin to the center of the mesh vertices or group.
  • Object To Origin - move the mesh vertices or group center to the origin
  • Origin To PE Selection - move the origin to the point edit selection
  • Set Snap Point Widget - use a widget to select the point for snapping
  • Set Snap Point - save the object location or point edit selection for snapping
  • Snap Origin - move the origin to the previously selected point.
  • Apply Scale Rotation - set rotation to (0, 0, 0) \ apply scale then apply rotation in 1 step
  • Apply Translation - set translation to (0, 0, 0)
  • Apply Scale - set scale to (1, 1, 1) and shear to (0, 0, 0).
  • Toggle Origin Display - turn the display of the origin indicator off and on


  • The mesh origin is not visible in the standard object navigation widget.
  • Apply Translation has some drift when used with shear values in the matrix
  • These tools are not for use with parented objects. Unparent first.
  • Works with simple group objects - no groups made up of other groups
  • The Apply functions are similar to freeze transform script but does not use or depend on the axis tool.
  • Dev Note: Cannot figure out how to apply rotation without first apply scale

October 6, 2022

  • rewrite to use Oct 2022 Global Function Set changes
  • better panel alignment on opening
  • UU9 compatible install

April 24, 2022

  • works with simple groups
  • system based alerts dont get covered by tS window
  • uses new Global Function Set

August 30, 2021

  • update installer
  • added origin toggle from the UU version

June 26, 2021

  • snap origin preserves the original rotations and scales
  • new apply translation, rotation and scale

June 25, 2021

  • new origin to point edit selection
  • undo friendly code - takes a few steps
  • removed redundant header label

January 9, 2021

  • works with new NURBS objects
  • selection validation for tS selection bug
  • new widget based point selection

July 16, 2020

  • fixed bad selection bug

July 15, 2020

  • OriginToMesh works with multiple selections
  • MeshToOrigin works with multiple selections
  • Snap Origin works with multiple selections
  • Fixed major bug in Select Snap Point script used in PE mode.
  • Added a Snap point readout for Select Snap Point
  • installer will clear the recent files lists
April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020