I would like to offset the way the default grid is displayed.

Currently the thicker grid lines start at 0,0,0 and are spaced 1 blender unit apart.

I am not looking to alter the spacing, I would just like to know if I can change the thicker lines to start at .5 blender units away, either on all axis or just specific ones, say just x & y.

The effect of this assuming the offset is applied to all axis, should be a 1x1x1 thicker grid line cube with 0,0,0 at the center.

  • $\begingroup$ Blender's grid is not very configurable, I don't think that is possible as far as I know. Maybe use a subdivided mesh object instead, and disable the grid? $\endgroup$ Apr 25, 2017 at 0:01
  • $\begingroup$ That's not a bad idea, I'll give it go. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Ghujelk
    Apr 25, 2017 at 0:28
  • $\begingroup$ It's possible to change the size as Patdog stated but as far as I'm aware the only way to offset/ move the grid is using Python. $\endgroup$
    – Nils Eisen
    Apr 25, 2017 at 5:09

1 Answer 1


N key to open the Properties Display. Change scale to half Blender units. If you want add sub-division of 10 for example for the sub-units. Subdivisions are visible in orthographic mode.

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  • $\begingroup$ This works for what I was trying to accomplish, thanks. $\endgroup$
    – Ghujelk
    Apr 25, 2017 at 22:50

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