I've done this before fine but I had scaling issues so I restarted my project. I created a bezier circle and moved the points around in edit mode to what I wanted. I set the 3D cursor to one of the points in edit mode that I wanted to be the origin. I went in to object mode selected the circle and then I used set origin to the 3D cursor in the Shift + S menu and it does not move.

It isn't a visual bug as the object rotates around the origin in its original place. Is there anything I've missed?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you show a picture of the situation? $\endgroup$
    – Carlo
    Dec 23, 2020 at 23:24
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    $\begingroup$ The shift-s menu doesn't have an option to set the objects origin to the cursor. That's accessed from the Object > Set Origin menu. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Dec 23, 2020 at 23:52

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As John Eason, set origin is not available in the ShiftS pop-up menu, you need to go in Object mode and right click > Set Origin > Origin to 3D Cursor.

Or enable the Transform Affects Only > Origins option and in that case you can use the ShiftS > Selection to 3D Cursor as in that case it will move the origin:

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  • $\begingroup$ Apologies I mistakenly wrote shift s menu. $\endgroup$
    – user113397
    Dec 24, 2020 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ The workflow I'm following is. Edit mode for the bezier curve and select a point. shift+s and select cursor to selected. Object mode right click while bezier curve selected and set_origin > origin_to_3d_cursor Origin point doesn't move. I did set the options to transform affects only origins $\endgroup$
    – user113397
    Dec 24, 2020 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ what you describe should work, maybe show some pictures or a video clip. Note that the solution withAffect Only Origins is another solution as explained $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Dec 24, 2020 at 22:34
  • $\begingroup$ Just deleted all my work and tried it again and it worked fine. I must've carried out an action on my first curve that now prevents the origin from moving. Wish I knew what it was to avoid redoing work in the future. $\endgroup$
    – user113397
    Dec 24, 2020 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ ok, that was weird ;) $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Dec 24, 2020 at 23:05

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