Questions tagged [3d-cursor]

The 3D cursor is a generic cursor which exists in 3D space. It's used for many things, from precisely positioning and snapping objects to marking the clone source while painting with a clone brush. It can also be used to define custom pivot points for rotational tools.

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How do I change the position of the moving cursor for it to be over the object after importing that object to another blend file?

This is the upper part of the arm of a robot. In its original blend file the moving cursor is over the object. After exporting that object as obj, and importing that obj to another Blender File, the ...
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move 3d cursor if i have enabled select with right click

I want to move 3d cursor using shift + right click but i have enabled select with right click instead of left click. i don't want to use cursor tool is there any way to move cursor without using ...
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Object's origin moves with 3D cursor

This is an unfamiliar behavior but it may just be that I'm working differently than usual. When I set an object's origin to the 3D Cursor and then move the cursor, the object's origin moves with it. ...
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What is the shortcut to snap 3D cursor to grease pencil stroke in draw mode?

What's the shortcut for snapping 3D cursor to points on grease pencil strokes while in the draw mode? A yt tutorial showed the shortcut to be SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK but nothing seems to happen when I do. ...
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Don't know what the dotted line means [duplicate]

I have a dashed line in my model to "a coordinate origin" or something similar. Can you describe me what it is? Is this correct or do I need to move the point in my model? How can I move it? ...
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How is Cursor To Selected calculated in this scenario?

I have four (4) objects and when I select all of them and press tab to go into Edit Mode, I can select the top face of each object. Then when I do Shift+S > Cursor To Selected I would have expected ...
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Viewport Z rotation relative to 3D cursor

I'm trying to append an object so that it is placed at the 3D cursor and rotated in the Z axis so that it is facing the viewport. I can set the location easily like this: ...
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How to fix the cursor in blender sculpt mode

I’ve been adding new meshes and now my center in sculpt mode is off my cursor is on one of the other parts I added the feather on the right bottom side. So now when I want to mirror in the center of ...
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Rotate the 3d Cursor by 90 degrees relative to view using hotkeys

I want to rotate the 3d Cursor by 90 degrees relative to the view. That way, I can change the position of the Grease Pencil Canvas more easily. If I have to rotate the cursor I have to switch tabs in ...
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3D Cursor acting up

When I do any transformations to an object in blender it seems to be locked to the 3D cursor. How do I fix this? Here is a link to a screen recording which shows the problem https://youtu.be/...
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Move image plane from it's midpoint to grid

I'm very much new to blender transitioning from Maya. Going through tutorials and docs. Can't seem to get an answer for this. I created an image plane by dragging my image into my viewport. I want ...
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How do I move my cursor to a mesh's origin?

I'm struggling with how to put my cursor to a mesh's origin point (all axes XYZ), not just in front of the mesh.
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Can I snap the cursor to a vertex which has an armature modifier applied?

Hitting Shift+S provides several options in a wheel, including snapping the cursor to the selection. This works in both object and edit mode. However, if I'm dealing with a model that has an armature ...
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Pivot Point Question

Been wondering how to do this for ages but I haven't been able to find a solution, or phrase a search correctly, please link if it's out there. Here's two abstract flower petals, I want to pivot them ...
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drawing bezier at 3d cursor draw on some plane

I followed 3D cursor orientation (adapting to 3.0.1 UI) to set the 3d cursor to some surface, when I rotate/pan, looks like the 3d cursor is correctly placed (but I don't know is the Z axis is the one ...
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How to move cursor with a sphere and move it to tangent of the base's upper face?

I am trying to move a sphere onto a face of the base rectangle. I moved 3D-cursor to tip vertex of the sphere and open snap-magnet and active object with align properties but I could not move sphere ...
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Disabling Cross Hair

I'm trying to remove a cross hair that appears when I'm using the free roam camera view (SHIFT + tilda) perspective. I had already disabled the 3D cursor (cross hair) but this particular cross hair (...
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How to fix the wrong positioning of the 3D cursor.?

I got this problem in the version 3.0, when I try to position the 3D cursor with SHIFT + RIGHT CLICK it's in the wrong place. As you know when using this method the cursor should be positioned on the ...
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How to turn on snap, how to enter global xyz-values for origin points and 3d-cursor and more

I'm new to Blender but used to work in Softimage and Maya for many years. I have a few questions: Is there a way to turn on snapping, so that when I move my selection it will keep snapping to ...
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How to remove crosshair in walk navigation?

I'm doing an art project that involves screen recording using walk/fly navigation through a scene (as opposed to rendering animation). As can be seen in the screenshot below, I've been able to remove ...
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Is there a standard way to move 3d cursor with axis constraints?

Let's say I want to snap the cursor to the face of the cube moving only along the X axis from the origin, preserving its Y and Z. It looks like all I need is to enable "snap to face", ...
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Why is the transform control at the 3d cursor and not at the selected vertex? How do I fix this?

I just want the controls at the selection. I know I can hit G then axis but I would still like to know how to get the controls at the selection. This is blender 2.9.
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Align Edges at 45 Degree Angle

How can I align these crease edges at 45 & -45 degree angle?
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Reset object axes to object's axes of symmetry

I am not quite sure how, but I have managed to set the object normals to be the same as the global normals: Axes in 'Global' mode: This is expected. Axes in 'Normal' mode: I would expect one of the ...
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Why is the default axis of 3d cursor rotated by around 45 degree in Blender?

When I shift + right click anywhere in the viewport, the 3d cursor will be placed there. When i rotate the screen I can see that the 3d cursor is rotated by around 45 degree. It is not in ...
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Grease Pencil - Can't move 3d cursor with pen tablet, can't specify new hotkey

I am using Blender 2.9 & 3.0 with right-click select mouse button preference and a drawing tablet without pen buttons. By default, the 3d cursor moves with Left Mouse Button click. By default in ...
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What's the shortcut for hiding / showing the 3D cursor?

After reading the long list of shortcuts in blender I don't see it.
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3D cursor not moving

I don't know quite what happened. I was modeling and I suppose accidentally clicked on something, and now the 3D cursor (The thing in the middle with the red ring around it) stays in the middle. I've ...
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How to fold a box?

I posted a question yesterday, today I'm here again with another stupid problem. I'm sorry for the dumb questions, but I'm trying my best to learn how to use the program with what I have (I'm def ...
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How to rotation according to face normal?

I want to place cursor with copying face rotation (Normal?) First i did place cursor to where door handle will be placed And create circle object to where cursor is placed. I want to rotate my ...
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How to remove the behaviour of 3D cursor

The behaviour of holding shift and right click moving the the 3D cursor ? Can't find anything in keymap, like it don't exist. Any ideas ? I want to change hotkeys. ps - I don't want this behaviour, ...
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The circle for proportional editing shows up around the cursor instead of the vertices I'm selecting. Any ideas as to what could be happening?

So something happened to the file I'm working on where the circle for proportional editing is snapped to the cursor rather than the selection. It's only specific to this file as well and I'm not ...
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Hide 3D cursor's axes

I accidentally turned on my 3D cursor's "axes" on the viewport. Now it looks like this: It's really annoying and I have no idea how I turned this on. How to get rid of it (but still shows ...
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Set origin to 3d cursor without rotating it

The origin of this mesh is at the center. I'd like to move it to the top surface. First I move the 3D cursor there: Then I set origin to 3D cursor: The problem is, not only the location, but the ...
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3 Circles Around 3D Cursor/Origin Point

What are these three circles around my 3D cursor/point of origin, and how do I disable them? They are definitely linked to my model because when I select the model the circles glow orange, when I ...
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How can I calculate the distance from the 3D cursor to a 3D object?

I want to determine the distance from the cursor to the surface of the grey object following the y-direction. I tried to do this with ray_cast, but this doesn’t give any solutions. How should I handle ...
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How to place 3D-cursor through a transparant object?

I want to place the 3D-cursor on the face of an object (object A), so I can import an extra object at that specific place. To know where to place the cursor I use a transparent object above object A. ...
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"Selection to cursor" not working in blender

This is how my blender model looks like. I have inserted an uvsphere and a curve and i wanted to attach that curve path to particular point of sphere. I changed the center of curve path to the end (...
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Having issues with rotating/moving objects, as it's selection/pivot point is different from actual object [duplicate]

Currently following a tutorial for Blender, as I'm still relatively new to it. Ran into an issue where I realized that the actual selection/pivot point of the object, in particular, was moved away ...
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attaching a child object to a parent object "error:Select either 1 or 3 vertices"

I wanted to attach that red object to the lip of parent object. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGwyE1w8iZg&t=353s I have followed this tutorial Everything is good until 4:48 seconds, when he ...
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I'm following a tutorial but finding that my trim lasso tool is performing inconsistently when generating the depth of new shapes. Please help

I'm following along with a creature tutorial and the instructor is using the lasso trim tool no problem with the same inputs as below. Sometimes when making a new shape with the lasso, it is flat, ...
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How do I update the cursor matrix in a Python script properly?

I am using the line below to change the cursor location in my addon script. It works but the change is not shown immediately, I can see the new position if I change the frame. ...
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"Cursor to Selected" Puts 3D Cursor to the World Origin Instead of Center of the Object (STL File)

This is an STL file I imported to Blender for 3D print. I have similar problem when dealing with most STL files (downloaded from Thingiverse and a like). I have 3D cursor sets in the middle of ...
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Why my blender layout area appears a mark like hourglass? and how to close it

I don't know what function I pressed, suddenly, the blender layout area appears a mark that looks like "hourglass"(see the picture below), and it does no effect but just a little bit ...
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How to make playhead / transport / cursor return to start position in Blender?

Like DAW does? I need this to be able to test animation comfortably. Or how do you do this?
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Is it possible to project onto face during snapping in the direction of the cursor?

I would like to project the vertices of an object onto the surface of an other. I know how to do that using the snapping tool. However, a drawback of this method is that vertices are only projected ...
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In 2.92 how do I show the 3D cursor in 2D drawing mode?

I am trying to rotate a stroke object in 3D space, but I need to rotate at the 3D cursor. In 2D mode, you never see the 3D cursor, and clicking the 'cursor' Icon doesn't display anything. I can see ...
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My camera is tilted

My camera has a tilt to it and I'm not sure why it does. I also don't have a number pad so the number pad shortcuts wont work. Can anyone help?
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View jumps around when clicking with 'lock to 3D cursor' enabled

Does anyone know what the intended behavior of this is? When I set 'Lock To 3D Cursor' enabled in the 'View' tab and I middle click to pan or rotate the viewport camera it changes the distance of the ...
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Position 3D cursor in X without changing to oobjects surface Y

Im trying to position the 3D cursor to a specific coordinate inside an object (not the center). when I move the cursor to where I want it in the X plane, it moves the Y coordinate to the surface of ...
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