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I know the 3D Cursor can be used to position new objects, or snap existing ones to a certain location - but what else can it be used for?

An exhaustive list of every possible use would be great (without repeating similar things like "pivot for spin tool", "pivot for screw tool" - which could simply be said as "Pivot for modeling tools").

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Below are some uses of the 3d cursor in Blender with examples

  • Precise placement of new objects
  • Pivot for transformations, example - Transforms moving around the 3D cursor?
  • Pivot for modeling tools and modifiers (e.g. mirror, spin, screw...)
  • Moving the origin of objects (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-C), example - Change pivot or local origin of an object
  • A visual placeholder, for example to remember where something was previously in an animation.
  • Accurate relocation of objects/relocating objects to exactly the same place
  • Source location for the Clone Brush Tool (Ctrl+LMB to set).
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  • $\begingroup$ There are existing questions on the site with some of these as answers, if anyone reading this can find any, please add them. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Feb 15 '15 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ Sometimes I use the 3D cursor as a place marker for animations (e.g. the foot is at the 3d cursor on this frame) $\endgroup$ – beiller Feb 18 '15 at 20:58
  • $\begingroup$ I suppose that counts, added it. $\endgroup$ – Greg Zaal Feb 19 '15 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ There's a clone brush tool? Neat! (: $\endgroup$ – SilverWolf Apr 25 '18 at 1:33

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