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Extract pivot position from animated object

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Hi, 

So let's say you have an animated cube in world space with no deformations, just rotation and translation. The animation is baked onto the object, so I don't have the access to the animation rig (eg. alembic). 

What I need is a pivot position for that animated cube. Also we don't know if the pivot is in the center of the object, it can be anywhere.

At first I thought all I need is just to do maketransform() and then extract the pivot from the matrix. However when building matrix with maketransform() you need to provide a pivot, so when extracting you will end up with that. 

So... how can I extract the pivot point from animated object? Is it even possible?

Edited by JJ FX

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You can use extract transform node.

See hip file attached.

 

extract_pivot.hip

Edited by Mykolas
Renamed some nodes for clarity
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