How do I create a single vertex (not connected to another vertex) on the cursor position?

  • $\begingroup$ Changed the question. Is it still a duplicate? $\endgroup$ – TavernSenses Dec 16 '15 at 8:54
  • $\begingroup$ I typically add something like a plane then use Alt M > merge at center. Perhaps that's too much of a workaround.. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Dec 16 '15 at 11:17
  • $\begingroup$ For a simple vertex, that's indeed a serious workaround. Alternatively, I could create a vertex (ctrl+LMB), position the cursor where a want it, select the vertex, execute "selection to cursor" and voilà, but that's a hassle as well. $\endgroup$ – TavernSenses Dec 16 '15 at 16:16

If you press the left mouse button while holding Ctrl you can add vertices at will. Any subsequent vertices created will be connected by an edge.

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To create unconnected vertices only you would need to deselect the previous vertex.

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  • $\begingroup$ The question has changed to creating a vertex at the cursor position. Any ideas? $\endgroup$ – TavernSenses Dec 16 '15 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ This is not working for me. $\endgroup$ – prolink007 Apr 26 '18 at 19:46
  • $\begingroup$ @prolink007 Just tried it on version 2.79b and it works fine. What version of Blender are you running? $\endgroup$ – Marquizzo Apr 27 '18 at 23:58
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    $\begingroup$ As of Blender 2.80 : Ctrl + RMB is used instead. $\endgroup$ – Irrationalkilla Jan 31 '19 at 3:45
  • $\begingroup$ @TavernSenses Why not just use Snap Selection to Cursor after creating the vertex? $\endgroup$ – flarn2006 Jul 4 '20 at 20:45

The "extra objects" addon (included in the latest release of blender) has a add object> single vertex option. See the second half of this answer to learn how to enable the addon. the Shift+A>Single Vertex.

  • $\begingroup$ I don't want really want to create an extra object, just a vertex. $\endgroup$ – TavernSenses Dec 16 '15 at 9:12
  • $\begingroup$ well, if you do it in edit mode it will make only one vertex at the cursor position $\endgroup$ – Scalia Dec 16 '15 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ Couldn't find the add-on (have version 2.76) $\endgroup$ – TavernSenses Dec 17 '15 at 7:52

To expand on @cegaton's answer:

After creating a vertex with Ctrl+Left Mouse, you can use Shift+S > "Selection to Cursor" to move the vertex to the 3D cursor's position.

If you want to move several vertices to the cursor position but keep their relative shape, use Shift+S > "Selection to Cursor (Offset)"


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