is there any tool in blender that is similar to the tack tool in Modo?

here is a video of the tool in action:


it use snap to mesh surface + duplicate

Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ What part of the video do you want to repeat? It is possible to snap and duplicate via shrinkwrapped mesh+duplifaces, but they would be disconnected from active geometry. $\endgroup$
    – Serge L
    May 12 '19 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ just a quick way to position objects on the mesh, even without deforming them. $\endgroup$ May 12 '19 at 21:46
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    $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome. Please don't make your question depend on people watching a video. While videos are helpful, they should be supplemental to the text, you should thoroughly explain through words what the tool does. $\endgroup$ May 12 '19 at 22:27

Shrinkwrap modifer + Duplifaces

Green cone is instanced while snapped to Suzanne's geometry:

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  1. Add a Plane, scale it down in Edit mode to something like 0.01
  2. Add Shrinkwrap modifier to the Plane, switch to Project mode, enable both directions to shrink, set Target mesh and enable Adjust edit cage (all icons near modifier's name)
  3. Add object to be duplicated, parent it to the Plane
  4. In Plane's object settings enable Duplifaces

Now in Edit mode you can start copying Plane (SHIFT-D), move copies and in realtime see result of their placement. If direction of Dupli gone wrong then flip normal of a plane (Edit Mode->W->Flip Normals)

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! that's what I was looking for. $\endgroup$ May 14 '19 at 9:32

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