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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Why is the cursor not at the expected position?

In this configuration, where the bottom edges of this object are at world origin coordinates (0,0,0), and this edge has a length of 0.196m, why is the cursor not at the expected position when I give ...
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Adjust 3d cursor movement speed?

I have this annoying issue. I am trying to position my 3d cursor with accuracy of about a cm (half inch) but the 3d cursor movement speed is waayyy too fast to get any kind of accuracy. The way I am ...
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How to get 3d cursor location through script in blender 2.8?

I have seen this question for some older versions of blender. But I can't figure out what's the way in 2.8. Someone, please help. I've been looking at all the corners of the API documentation I can't ...
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How to move a cube on a plane

I'm using blender 2.8 and my simple scenario is: a plane and a cube mesh. I want to move the cube on the plane without using the G command on the ...
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3D Cursor Rotation?

I thought the 3D cursor was pretty lame when I first started using Blender - another strange thing Blender was doing differently than every other program. But it seems like I find a new use for it ...
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Can't select objects anymore

I seem to be stuck moving a '3d cursor' and can't find the way to return to the default object selection mode. Every time I click in the view, the cursor (picture down below) moves around and I can't ...
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How do you change where an object is placed when it is created?

When you add an object in blender (cube, plane, etc), it always positions the object at the 3D cursor. I know you can move the cursor or snap it to another object, but I wanted to know if there is a ...
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Does Blender2.8 havea Zbrush-style cursor for sculpting?

I mean that cursor of ZBRUSH thats projecting on the mesh .
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3D cursor orientation

in 2.8 it looks like my cursor orientation is set according to view. How do I change that to face/normal. When I click on an object I would like it to orient according to the normal of the surface.
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How to move the 3d cursor in blender 2.8

This question may have been asked already, but I couldn't find it. So, my question is pretty straight forward. With the new movement controls in blender 2.8, I can no longer move the cursor using left ...
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How can I get text to stand up straight?

I'm working on an AR project that includes 3D text. The text is done and extruded but I'm having trouble getting the text to stand up straight. I have a two button mouse and I can operate the rotate, ...
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Change hotkey for pivot point

The default hotkey for median point is Ctrl + , and I want to change it for just ,(comma). How can I do that in Blender? I did not find this shortcut in preferences?
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Rotating Around 3D Cursor (Object vs Edit Mode confusion)

In object mode, if I rotate an object about the 3D cursor it acts exactly as I expect. It rotates around the cursor in a circle, like this: But in edit mode the behavior is completely different. I ...
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How to not make scaling snap to 3D Cursor?

Whenever I try to rescale the points in my cup, they always scale in the direction of the 3D cursor. How can I make it so that they are scaled independent of the position of the 3D cursor? Sorry if ...
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How to move the origin of a parent without moving the children?

I have a parented object and I want to move the origin of the parent to the 3D cursor. However, when I do so, all the children of the parent move in relationship to the origin, even though the parent ...
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2.8 Cursor Orientation

Since the interface to 2.8 is now frozen, I think this is a fair question? In previous demonstrations and answers concerning the behavior of the cursor in Blender 2.8 I have seen the option (by ...
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Center 3D cursor with script

I am trying to set the 3D cursor to the center using a script, so that when it then imports an FBX it is based on that cursor location. So far I have this: ...
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How to move 3D cursor to point in bezier circle?

Can anyone help me find solutions for these questions: I want to move 3D Cursor to red point. When I left click to red point, I don't know if 3D cursor really points to red point or not. I want to ...
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Camera pivoting onto 3D Cursor rather than selected object

Through the viewport, by pressing the NumpadPeriod (the decimal point on the numpad), the camera focuses on the 3D Cursor, rather than the vertices I have selected, how do I fix this issue? I am ...
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3D Cursor follows Mouse Movement

The 3D cursor follows me everywhere and does not let me select any other tool. In my scenario, when I use the edit mode, the 3d cursor doesn't let me select the vertices,edges or faces. I am ...
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Shortcut for setting origin to vertex

I find myself doing the following quite often: go into edit mode select a single vertex press Space to enter the search menu type cur select ...
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Changing Grease Pencil stroke placement? (2.8 Beta)

So, I'm trying to re-draw something I made in the annotation tool (while projecting to the 3D cursor) with the new grease pencil tool (in a grease pencil object, of course), but it doesn't seem to ...
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Cannot move 3D cursor or click to select objects

When I left click, the 3D cursor no longer moves anywhere; it instead stays stuck wherever it is in the scene. When I right click on anything, Blender zooms into whatever object is currently selected. ...
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3D cursor to selected object automatically as soon as I select them

So is it possible to get the cursor to move to the object center as soon as I select this object?
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How do you move the 3d cursor along an edge?

I have my 3D cursor snapped to a vertice. What is the best way to move the cursor n units along a given edge?
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3d cursor x,y,z does not move with mesh

I have a model that has a root (main) bone added to rear of pelvis. The root bone is for movement (animation) of model. When I'm in pose mode and move model forward using the root bone, I noticed ...
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3D cursor to geometry generated by a modifier

I need to set the 3D cursor on a point generated by an array. I tried with "Adjust edit cage to modifier result" and "Display modifier in edit mode", but when I select the point with the little circle,...
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How to put 3d cursor in corner without corner?

When i try to use 'g' key in 3dcursor mode, it doesn't work. I can only use right mouse click, than i can use snapping on z axis. but it's not accurate! the cursor moves when i click on it...How can i ...
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How can I make manipulator/gizmo stay visible when doing a transformation?

I have googled a bit and searched on here, as well as looked at settings and preferences, but have yet to find an answer. Currently working in 2.8 Beta. When I am moving a mesh in object mode, I ...
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How can I catch Selection event?

I have an idea of how to simulate a dynamic pivot from Softimage or Maya. To do this, you must run the Cursor to Selected command after each new selection. But how do I catch the selection event?
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3D cursor always placed despite not being selected tool

At some point in the inbetween versions i started placing the 3D cursor regardless of having it selected as a tool. I was wondering if there's an option to disable that as i am myself yet unable to ...
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Snap 3D Cursor to Grease Pencil Surface (Blender 2.8)

Is there a way to snap the 3D Cursor to a grease pencil drawing? With User Preferences > Interface > Cursor Depth checked, the 3D cursor will snap to the surface beneath it. This works with ...
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How do I reset the 3d cursor rotation in 2.80?

I'm currently working with the Blender 2.80 beta, and although I can snap the 3d cursor to objects easily, and tweak its precise position with the 3D Cursor UI, I can't figure out how to reset its ...
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Arrows show wrong axes [duplicate]

Arrows show wrong axes. Something went wrong with the axes and they began to show absolutely wrong directions. Maybe someone know how to fix this?
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Assigning shortcut to “Lock to Cursor”

How can I assign shortcut to "Lock to Cursor" which is an option on the left pane in 3d viewport? I want to be able to toggle it, like enable when disabled, disable when it is enabled. thanks
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How to get cursor location to update with redo using a Python script?

I am trying to toggle restoring the cursor location using redo, but it isn't working as expected. Any help? ...
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Moving the 3D cursor while in Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil Draw Mode

Does anyone know if it's possible to move the 3D cursor when you're in the Draw Mode of Blender 2.8? I'd like to be able to draw and move the 3D cursor to change where the drawing is done in depth, ...
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Snap cursor - wrong positioning with three vertices

Again, I have a quite strange problem: my cursor snaps to the wrong position when used with three vertices. For testing purposes, I made an equilateral triangle: As on the third figure, when all ...
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Point Lamp cannot be rotated - Need confirmation

I am using R and trying to rotate the point lamp, but it does not. I came across this answer - Point Lamp Rotate Answer I have a noob confusion - Doesn't a point lamp correspond to light TO A POINT, ...
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Changing an objects origin just changes its location

Whenever I try to set the origin of this patch of grass to the 3D cursor all that seams to happen is it moves the object location to the 3D cursor. Whats happening here?
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What is this cursor? [duplicate]

I've had this cursor for some time now. What is it and how can I make it go away, and get the normal cursor with which I can select objects?
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is there a way to move the 3D Cursor on top of anything?

Many times that I have converted a "View Space" Grease Pencil stroke to a curve, I have found that the curve was created and placed in where the 3D cursor is(not exactly but they have relationship). ...
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Rope and Pulley

I am new to blender and for my project, I must make a Rude Goldberg machine. I am currently struggling with the rope and a pulley part and don't know how to even start it. Can someone please help?
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Cursor to selected not center?

I have several faces selected below. However when I CTRL + S and choose "cursor to selected", it doesn't snap to the exact center of the selected faces - it's just slightly off? See below
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How to keep origin point/cursor on object

I have noticed recently when moving new objects around, it doesn't keep the origin point/cursor on the object. See below - when I move the object, they do not move with the object, which affects the ...
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I can't use the 3d manipulator

I can't use the 3d manipulator - whenever I attempt to drag the handles Blender simply repositions the 3D cursor.
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Is the cursor suposed to do this?

I didn't see this anywhere before, but the 3d cursor is doing something odd, and i didnt know where to post it look at the top please. Thank you.
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Sapling Tree not generated at 3d cursor

Everything but the Sapling Tree is generated at the 3d cursor. I need to create and configure the tree at a specific location and I can't move my scene due to it being geo-referenced. Any ideas? ...
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How change origin from object with collision area without change pivot area of collision?

Please look the pictures. Have a explanation on the pics Please help me if possible.its for spawn correct ragdoll object to position of the box. Thanks
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Set 3D cursor to selected when scaling vertex groups

I currently have a script that scales total length and selects and scales vertex groups of a "whale" mesh. I noticed that the output when scaling vertex groups by a particular scaling factor does not ...