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My scene currently has 2 objects in it from imported gis data sets.

  • The first object contains a series of cubes, think building shapes.

  • The second object contains a series of vertices that define the z up height. One vertice for each cube and is roughly placed in the center of each cube top face (building elevation)

Question:

What would be the fastest method to snap a cube top face to the above vertice if you had a few hundred cubes? (The snap to vertex is not workable because of the number of verts in the scene)

I have seen a drop to the ground script for objects so I think there may be addon for gis data out there?

Thanks in advance

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    $\begingroup$ A picture would clarify it. Are the cubes all the same? Are the vertices really snapped to the top of the cubes, not the bottom? $\endgroup$
    – Gunslinger
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:33

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You may be asking for the DupliVerts feature.

In this case, the general steps would be:

  1. Move the origin of the cube to the center of its top face;

  2. First select the cube, then select the vertex cloud object, press CTRL P > Object;

  3. Keep the parent object (vertex cloud) selected, go to Properties > Object Data > Duplication, select 'Verts". As shown in the image below.

vertex_snap

P.S.: Remember to keep their origins staying at same location.

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