Does anybody know how i can align a face to a specific axis? Like the guy in this video does it.

Video (link starts at 2:30 rotating happens at 2:35)
All he says is "I rotate it so, that it is parallel to the y-axis."
Already tried google & co for an answer but hadn't any success.

Thanks in advance :)

  • $\begingroup$ All he does is translate a bit on the Z axis and then flattens the bottom of the cylinder with S + Z + 0. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/140/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 21:25

1 Answer 1


Holding Ctrl while rotating snaps in 5° steps.


Enabling Snap during transformation has the same effect

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Another way would be to scale the vertices of a face, with all vertices of the face selected:

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  • $\begingroup$ I knew about the first part, but the way he did it, it was instantaneous and without mouse. Your 2nd solution is probably the way he did it. Thank you very much! $\endgroup$
    – Biene Maja
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 16:30

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