Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Tools Menu Modes
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Object

Select this tool when you want to move, scale or rotate an object during the animating stage only.

Note that when you scale in Use Object Tool, the object’s axis system is scaled. This is in contrast to the Use Model Tool mode, which scales the surfaces.

If you want to move, scale or rotate during the modeling stage, switch to Use Model tool mode instead.

To move, scale or rotate the selected object, select the Move, Scale or Rotate tool from the Tools menu (or click the appropriate icon on the left toolbar) and drag from an empty space within the viewport. You can also move, scale or rotate by entering new values for these parameters in the Coordinate Manager or the Attribute Manager.