I'd simply like to set the origin of some meshes to the 3D cursor which is centered using SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + C.

For some reasons that doesn't work anymore with some of objects the character I'm working on. (With the shoes It still works).

The version of Blender I'm using is still 2.69.

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EDIT 1 : Here is the file with the issue (I've installed the last version of Blender in the meantime as well and the problem is still there).


Note that at the moment the only solution I've found is to import the model in a new scene with the append function of blender.

  • $\begingroup$ No, nothing yet. $\endgroup$
    – Azuk
    Feb 22 '17 at 21:46
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    $\begingroup$ Try applying scale before positioning origin. Also are there any constraints / modifiers on mesh ? Are objects parented ? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Feb 22 '17 at 22:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Azuk could you provide a .blend file to be able to help you? $\endgroup$
    – Tak
    Feb 22 '17 at 22:40
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    $\begingroup$ This is most likely caused by any deformation hapenning on your mesh, like rigs, armatures, deformation modifiers, shape keys etc. You mesh is deformed and moving the center creates unexpected behavior. Try temporarily disabling all deformation before proceeding $\endgroup$ Feb 23 '17 at 0:35
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    $\begingroup$ The object will obviously rotate and/or shift if you apply rotation and location while Rigid Body physics still affect it. As I wrote apply Visual Transform and Scale, then delete Rigid Body World.. Here are these steps shown. Once I set origin to geometry it worked well. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Feb 26 '17 at 10:04

I am not sure, I have never seen that shortcut used before, However, You can move the origin down to the location you want it in object mode, tab into edit mode, and move your object back up to its original location, this should produce the same result.


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