I'm very much new to blender transitioning from Maya. Going through tutorials and docs. Can't seem to get an answer for this.

I created an image plane by dragging my image into my viewport. I want to snap the bottom center edge of my plane to the origin. Is there a way to place my 3D cursor exactly in the middle of that bottom edge of my image plane so that I can move it from that point to the grid?

What I've tried:

  1. enabled snap, edge center.
  2. Shift + rmb to edit 3d cursor
  3. G to move around but it's not snapping to anything?

I also tried Shift + S while 3d cursor is active, but still not sure how to get it to snap to the location I'd like.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


1 Answer 1


Keep image offset to 0. And then you can press G (default: Move) to snap enter image description here

Open the snap before move or press ctrl after move enter image description here

Fix the rotation in N-panel enter image description here

Snap option enter image description here

If you want snap to 3d cursor:

Object > Snap > Selection to Cursor enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Hi, thank you for the detailed response. Very helpful. That sort of answers my issue. But rather than snap from the corner vert of the image plane to the corner of the box, I'd like to snap from the middle-bottom of the image plane to the corner of that box. Is that possible? $\endgroup$
    – JerryT
    Commented Apr 24, 2022 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is possible, just set the Offset X to -0.5 $\endgroup$
    – X Y
    Commented Apr 24, 2022 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, so simple! That worked. Thank you so much! $\endgroup$
    – JerryT
    Commented Apr 24, 2022 at 13:52

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