I'm trying to edit and object and the mouse (I'm using a trackpad on a macbook pro) literally flounces: if I try to grab an object I may move the mouse for many blender units, but the object doesn't move... at a certain point if I keep moving the mouse the object moves but too fast. It literally moves at steps, the movement is not continuous. I registered a video to make this clear. In the video I press G to grab the object, and like you can see the movement is not continuous, but it just makes a huge step after that I dragged the mouse for a while.

If I create a new project I don't have this problem anymore, it seems like there's something wrong with my project settings or my objects.

  • $\begingroup$ ...huh... "flouncing" is a real word... $\endgroup$
    – Matt
    May 26, 2016 at 16:33

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You have "snap to grid" turned on. Click the little magnet button next to the Proportional Editing settings, and that will turn off snapping. You can use the pull-down menu next to the magnet to choose what element to use for snapping.


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