I must have messed up either the 3D cursor or the origin point, as every time I try to click and select, to move the object or rescale, the origin point moves along with my mouse wherever I click?

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    $\begingroup$ in the top right of your 3D view > Options > disable Affect Only > Origins $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 15, 2021 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ Here's how to take screenshots take-a-screenshot.org/mac.html since the ptoto isn't quite readable. For your question, maybe try to change pivot point by pressing dot on the keyboard > choose Median Point there. If it doesn't help edit the question with more screenshots of the problem $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Jan 15, 2021 at 16:33

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I am pretty sure you're using the Cursor tool (red) instead of the Select Box tool (green). Switch to that one and let me know if everything works.

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Note that the 3D cursor and the Origin of an object are different things.

The 3D cursor determines the point in which objects are created in the 3D environment. Read: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/editors/3dview/3d_cursor.html?highlight=cursor

The Origin of an object is the pivot point where the object rotates. Read: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/scene_layout/object/origin.html?highlight=origin


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