Im trying to position the 3D cursor to a specific coordinate inside an object (not the center). when I move the cursor to where I want it in the X plane, it moves the Y coordinate to the surface of the object.

How can I get the 3D cursor to ignore the shape of the object, and let me place it in the coordinates Im setting in one or more planes.

  • $\begingroup$ You can select any face, edge, or vertex and press Shift+S and select "Cursor to selected" to place the 3D cursor anywhere you want. Selecting 2 (or more) points will place the cursor in the center of the selected points. $\endgroup$ – Christopher Bennett Feb 11 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what you mean by "place in the coordinates in one or more planes". If you already have an object placed there, you can snap the cursor to it by Shift+S > Cursor to Selected. In Object Mode this refers to the object's origin, in Edit Mode to the center of one or more selected vertices, edges pr faces. If you want to place the 3D cursor to distinct coordinates you can't snap to you also have the option to press N on the keyboard and bring up the side menu in the viewport. Under the View tab you can enter X, Y, Z values for the cursor and also change the rotation. $\endgroup$ – Gordon Brinkmann Feb 11 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ You can use the ortho perspective keys (numpad 1,3,7,9) to constrain your view to just 2 axes in any particular direction, and then move the cursor with Shift + Right-Click. It will move in the 2 axes you can see, but will not change "depth" in that perspective, if that makes any sense (ex: from the "front" (numpad1), it will move in X and Z, but not Y). You might have to switch views and repeat a couple of times, but you'll have full control over where the cursor goes. $\endgroup$ – Christopher Bennett Feb 11 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ im hoping to avoid snapping or using an object so I can position the cursor with my mouse in places where no topolagy exists $\endgroup$ – Fire Crow Feb 11 at 15:44
  • Goto View tab

  • Expand 3D Cursor section

  • Change the Location coordinates


To snap object to the 3D cursor, click RMB RMB or press W.


  • $\begingroup$ thank you for the suggestiom, but Im after an non setting ai to speak where the cursor behaves like nothing is there so I can position it with my mouse $\endgroup$ – Fire Crow Feb 11 at 15:38

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