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I want to make something similar to an arrow. How can I snap center of base of cone to center of top face of a cylinder? I tried every option near the famous magnet icon and also the combinations with G and B, without luck. Snapping things with blender is one of the hardest things in the world.

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    $\begingroup$ Blender snapping does take a bit of getting used to.. and IMO could still do wirh improvement.. not an answer, but from a modelling point of view, don't forget this option $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Feb 25 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ Nice alternative thanks $\endgroup$
    – upstream
    Feb 26 at 2:26
  • $\begingroup$ @RobinBetts Extrude Faces Along Normals? It is a planar n-gon, why not simply extrude with E? A single face is by default extruded along its normal... $\endgroup$ Feb 26 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ @GordonBrinkmann .. Oops, muscle-memory :D I think I've got into the habit of Alt-E. all the time. ... If you're there, upstream, .. Gordon's onto it. :) $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Feb 26 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I was able to just extrude with E thanks. BTW what is that big yellow circle appearing when I try to extrude? Or when I did inset faces, the big white circle... (and somewhere else there was a big black circle)... I can do nothing to them or get rid of them. )) $\endgroup$
    – upstream
    Feb 26 at 16:11

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  1. select this face on the cone
  2. shift-s -> cursor to selected
  3. tab -> object mode
  4. object -> set origin to 3d cursor
  5. snapping settings:

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  2. unfortunately you still don't have it in the middle of the face (or you just eyeball it. Or you can create now a vertex in the middle of the cylinder face and snap to vertex...but honestly, i would use align tools (free add-on, comes with Blender)

A) select both objects -> click -> select the cone then G Z Z done

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  • $\begingroup$ I activated align tools and aligned them. then I selected cone, did GZZ but the bottom of cone still does not snap to top of cylinder. $\endgroup$
    – upstream
    Feb 26 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ that's right - the g z z i did eyeball it. I honestly think, that you should do it like Robin wrote in the comments, because that's quicker and more accurate $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Feb 26 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ Ok. At least now I feel better that even experienced people cannot do it. They should definitely improve snap feature then. Thanks a lot for the answer. $\endgroup$
    – upstream
    Feb 26 at 13:21

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