I'm trying to set the origin of an object to be at the midpoint of all its vertices. So my technique is:

  • Go to Edit mode
  • Select all vertices (by pressing A)
  • Press Shift + S
  • Cursor to selected

For some reason, however, it does not go to the center. It's almost at the center but still a little off. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Is there a better way to set the origin of an object to the midpoint of the vertices? Thanks!

cursor does not go to midpoint of vertices

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    $\begingroup$ The image indicates 12 vertices selected so maybe the barycenter is not as it seems to be visually $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    May 7, 2017 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ You're absolutely right, thanks a lot for pointing that out. Some obscure vertices that I couldn't see were selected. Thanks :) $\endgroup$
    – birgersp
    May 7, 2017 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ Also you still can make the cursor be located at the center of selection by changing Pivot Point to Bounding Box prior to snapping it to selection. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    May 7, 2017 at 13:57


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