Rotation center point remains with objects and groups, and is used when rotating an object using the bounding box controls.
I want to be able to permanently edit (and reset) an object's (or group's) rotation axis (centre point). I want the new rotation axis to apply for subsequent rotation transformations, for example when using the bounding box controls.
Currently, the rotation tool (r) allows you to pick up and move an object's centre, and then rotate the object around that point. Great, except that point disappears as soon as you exit the rotation tool, which isn't very helpful.
I'm told Corel Draw had something like this... I can't overstate how much power and efficiency it would add to my workflow. For instance, with figures, It would enable something akin to rigging!
Mark Nicoll commented
In a few months it'll be this post's 4th aniversary... still wanting it.
So bizarre that something this fundamental doesn't exist. After years and years of multiple suggestions here, too.
So many designs (especially when used as templates to create multiple designs) would benefit from permanently altering the center of rotation for an element or group.
For example, radial rotation of text around the exact centerpoint of a group of design elements, where the text is not centered on the group's center.
30 months later... still really wanting this :)
Great idea, I've been wanting the ability to do this!
Garvit Varshney commented
Great Idea! Should be implemented