Is in Blender has ability to snap to midpoint without any additional manipulations like cutting or some else?

Like this in 3ds Max.

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I found that " Knife tool " has midpoint snap when holding Ctrl key.

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So it looks like there was a way to find the midpoint. But when I use edge snap and holding Ctrl while edit something it does not snap to midpoint it just stop snap. Maybe it need to press or hold some other key or keys to snap like this?


Blender cannot snap to mid points unfortunately, only the knife tool exclusive snapping system can snap to midpoints as far as I know.

As of Blender 2.81 mid point snapping for mesh edges is available in Blender from the Snap Popover in the 3D View header.

For previous versions, a possible workaround is to use Blenders Mark Multiple Snap Targets feature to simulate a midpoint.

You will have to make sure snapping is forcefully turned on from the active magnet icon, and also set to Vertex and Closest

Then while transforming you will no longer need to press Ctrl to snap to other vertex. That leaves you free to press A while inside transform modal operators to "acquire targets" for snapping.

If you hover two different vertex at the end of the same edge and press A while each vertex is highlighted, one at a time, it will effectively snap to the midpoint of those two vertex.

Before you confirm transform make sure you are hovering no other vertex at all (including previous) or it will average the snap including those as well.

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More about it in Blender Manual

  • $\begingroup$ Hmm ... Thank you. It works. But it still does not allow to snap to midpoint of edge that adjoining to one of editable vertex. Why it's so "exclusive" just and only for knife tool? Is there some important reason? Did developers never seen how it work in Max or Modo or if they seen did not they notice that some things was comfortable and useful? And there is no need to do something 180 degrees different way. $\endgroup$ – IIIFGIII Jun 4 '17 at 21:18
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    $\begingroup$ Blender snap system is aging and some serious overhaul is overdue. Knife tool on the other had is relatively recent and modern in comparison. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jun 4 '17 at 23:53

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