I'm just starting out with blender and I'm running into an issue. I'm trying to align one of the faces of my Ico sphere with 20 sides(Icosahedron) to be equal with the level grid. It doesn't matter which face. Basically I'm just trying to make a D20 sitting on a table.


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  1. Create your Icosphere
  2. Add a new Empty object
  3. Turn on Face Snapping
  4. Turn on the Align Rotation with Snapping Target option
  5. Move the Empty object and press Ctrl while transforming to snap
  6. Make it align to one of the desired faces
  7. Afterwards select the Icosphere, then Shift-Select the Empty (so it stays the active object)
  8. Press Ctrl+P to parent the Icosphere to the Empty
  9. You can now move the empty freely wherever you want, and most importantly clear its rotation from the Toolshelf or with Alt+R
  10. When correclty aligned unparent the Icosphere, and optionally apply its rotation if desired with Ctrl+A > Apply > Rotation

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow that was way more complicated then I thought it would be but it worked like a charm. Thanks for the gif. It helped a lot. $\endgroup$
    – Kahless
    Commented Jun 2, 2017 at 17:58
  • $\begingroup$ Blender is unfortunately not very suited for this type of geometric precision modelling. It can do most stuff, it just requires a little more steps than one would like. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 2, 2017 at 18:09

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