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Is this possible or something we're all waiting on?

When I go to slide a vertex along an edge (G,G) I can't snap it to another vertex along that line (from a different mesh).

Vertex sliding-snapping issue

-James F


marked as duplicate by Mr Zak, Duarte Farrajota Ramos, VRM, batFINGER, Denis Dec 17 '17 at 3:12

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think it is possible as of yet, also this question was already asked. $\endgroup$ – VRM Mar 2 '15 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ Woops my mistake. Waiting time I guess! Cheers $\endgroup$ – James F Mar 2 '15 at 11:51
  • $\begingroup$ @NoviceInDisguisecan you point to the duplicate? $\endgroup$ – cegaton Mar 2 '15 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton I am going to have to search a bit, it was a while ago $\endgroup$ – VRM Mar 2 '15 at 16:04

A solution is:

  1. Select the edge you want your vertex to slide and press Shift+NumPad7 to snap view to selected;
  2. Then press Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar to create new transform orientation;
  3. Choose it from available transform orientations in the 3d Viewport header (or press Alt+Space) Optionally give it a meaningful name chck USE VIEW;
  4. Move the vertex with G using the new transform orientation instead of Local or Global etc. Snap will work as usual.

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    $\begingroup$ It is needed to use the option "use view" in the tool option $\endgroup$ – Zaldor Jul 30 '17 at 14:20
  • $\begingroup$ What is "option Use View"? What is "tool option"? Can you use Blender interface terms to describe how to use it? As a side note if creating custom transform orientation you do not have to select it from transform orientations list. It will be selected for you. $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Jul 31 '17 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ @MrZak have you ever used the "Create Orientation"? "Use View" is the first checkbox in the options (tool option is english, like: option "use View") and you don't need to select it from the orientation list only if the option: "Use after creation is checked". $\endgroup$ – Zaldor Jul 31 '17 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ Have you ever studied Blender interface terms? Finally it's now more clear what were you talking about. "Tool option" is NOT "tool option", it's Toolshelf. As these options on the Toolshelf are accessible only after creating Custom Transform Orientation they are avialble only in the Last Operator panel on the Toolshelf. A screenshot is indeed best here as you don't seem to explain well. $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Jul 31 '17 at 17:16
  • $\begingroup$ Late to reply but thanks @Zaldor ! $\endgroup$ – James F Apr 4 at 17:37

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