I am trying to make a symmetrical mesh were everything I do on one side get mirrored onto the opposite side (opposite axis) side

I came across many tutorials explaining how to mirror what's on one mesh onto another but these are from pre 2.8 and what I neeed is for the same mesh to be mirrored just on different sides.


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Basically you need to add Mirror modifier to your object. As mirror center you can use object origin point on any other object by select it in Mirror Object.

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You can adjust object origin using Object > Tranform > Affect only > Origins

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I know about the mirror modifier but it only works for me if I select another object for it to be mirrored not the mesh selected, any way to overcome this? $\endgroup$
    – xolyon
    Apr 21, 2020 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ Updated the answer with Affect Only origin adjustment. Also You can create an empty at desired mirror center and set it as Mirror object at Modifier, as mentioned above. $\endgroup$
    – RUben
    Apr 21, 2020 at 10:28

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