I'm using Blender 2.76 under Windows. Every time when I try to position the 3D Cursor, one coordinate is set too far away from the screen - e.g.:

  1. I load the startup file.
  2. I press Numpad 5, Numpad 1 to enter "front ortho" view.
  3. I left-click beneath the cube.

I get a 'Y' coordinate of -260.91177!! - which is very far in the front of the scene.

So, it is impossible to place a new object ...


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Press Shift+C to re center the 3D cursor in your scene, if this solves your problem you will want to re-save your startup file (File> Save Startup File) so you don't have to re-center the cursor every time you restart Blender.

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    $\begingroup$ It's not a problem with centering the 3D cursor. The problem is: It is impossible to position the 3D cursor to a usable coordinate by mouse-click. Every time I click one or two coordinates are extremly high (see my example). The 3D cursor will be positioned very far in front of the scene. $\endgroup$ Oct 23, 2015 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have the "Cursor Depth" option enabled on the "Interface" tab of the user preferences? $\endgroup$
    – Phip
    Oct 24, 2015 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ That's it! After disabling the "Cursor Depth" option everything works fine. Thanx! $\endgroup$ Oct 24, 2015 at 17:29

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