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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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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Build Modifier: Can I make pieces fly in?

I think I might be stretching what Blender is capable here. But I enabled developer options so that I could use sort elements for the build modifier and build by cursor distance. That's great, but now ...
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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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How do I rotate the 3D cursor to match the rotation of a camera?

I want to place a spot light right where my camera is and at the same orientation. If I wanted to place, for example, a spotlight where a cube is and in the same orientation that I can easily do but I ...
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My objects will not move, only “orange” cursor moves when I try movement by the axis

I wanted to know if anyone could help me with this problem. I only can move the little "orange ball", not my object. in the workspace settings I selected the "affect only" and ...
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The Pivot point of every object is glued to the 3d Cursor

Sorry for that, but I have to interrupt your hopefully beautiful sunday, before I'm goin crazy.. :D In one of my projects (I'm a newbie) somehow I glued the pivot point of rotation to the 3d curosor (...
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Model doesn't rotate around pivot point after importing scn. into Xcode

I export my model from blender via Autodesk into scn. file to use it in Xcode. Once I want to rotate the object on my phone it rotates perfectly horizontal around itself but for some reason not ...
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Pivot point is binded to the 3D cursor, scale with G only works with Ctrl

I'm a moron, I know. This is my first real project in Blender I have a goal, and I'm walking through it step by step I'm fighting with Blender, my old crappy pc, I find out not just how to do it, but ...
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Origin point moves every time I try to select an object [closed]

I must have messed up either the 3D cursor or the origin point, as every time I try to click and select, to move the object or rescale, the origin point moves along with my mouse wherever I click?
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Why the manipulator is not in the center [duplicate]

I want the manipulator to be like in the picture: But when I select the car the manipulator is not in the center of the object. How can I do this? the manipulator is visible in the center of the ...
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How to set origin to selected vertex for 2D shapes (fast) ? (blender 2.8 +)

is there a way to set the origin to selected vertex faster? (for both shapes and objects) there are a lot of steps to do it right now and it's frustrating. I found a similar topic but it's old and not ...
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How can I precisely set my mouse location for tools which use it?

I'm learning the bend tool. It works by having you start with two points in space. One of them is the 3D cursor, and the other is your mouse cursor. The line that connects determines what your ...
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Struggling to rotate in the correct axis It seems simple but gets strange when I keyframe [duplicate]

I bought a model and I have separated the blade and now I wish to animate it! Problem is when I set it to median point it's sky high. I played around with a few different settings and eventually ...
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Object disappears when trying to set origin to geometry

Im trying to get the cursor to the selected object. The Cursor wont move to the selected object. I tried resetting with all transformations, and tried origin to geometry, but my object disappears and ...
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How to move the gizmo of a section?

How to move the gizmo of a section of to make a scale (NOT relative to the center of the selection)? When I do it with the cursor it crushes all in 1 single point
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Array modifier - duplicate around a circle produces strange results

According to various sources on the interwebs, the process for duplicating an object around a circle is thus: Move the 3D cursor to the centre of rotation Create an empty at that point Move the ...
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snap 3D cursor to closest vertex in 2.8

I'd like to put the 3D cursor on a vertex with a single action rather than a series of actions. Currently, I have to switch to edit mode then switch to vertex select then select the vertex then cursor ...
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Scaling from 3D Cursor works in object mode but not in edit mode

I'm trying to scale down my model using the 3D Cursor pivot point, so I wrote this script ...
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move 3dcursor to pivot point in edit mode

I created a sphere then move it to random 3d position, then go to edit mode, delete all the vertices. There's nothing left except a visible dot (pivot/origin point). Now inside the edit mode , this ...
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Blender Zoom to Mouse Position Not Working

I'm a new user to Blender so sorry for the rookie question! I have the "Zoom to Mouse Position" checkbox checked under user preferences but for some reason it doesn't seem to be working. Any ...
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Origin to 3D cursor not working for one mesh

Following the tutorial, at 16:55 I select the "frets" and I do "set origin to 3D cursor", but the origin stay in place and don't move. After a lot of search, I can't figure what is ...
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How to snap the 3d cursor to a specific vertex?

I need to snap the 3D cursor to a specific vertex based on it's ID (to create an empty at that location) and I'm having trouble finding a simple way to achieve that. Anyone got some pointers?
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Is there a way to move the pivot point directly of any selection

Is there any way to move the pivot/scaling point of a selection (not an object) directly? I've moved from Maya and the closest equivilent I can find is the 3d cursor, which requires a lot of extra ...
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How do I set scale pivot point to cursor in Blender 2.90.0?

Here's my problem, I'm trying to pivot around where my 3D cursor is located in the picture. I've tried to set "orientation" to cursor in multiple places, none of them seem to do anything. ...
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select specific axis to drag bone before SHIFT+S to snap to cursor

I have a bone that needs to be snapped to a cursor selection, but with a constraint. I understand how to select the tip of a bone and then SHIFT+S and then select Selected to Cursor to move the bone ...
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How to align view to 3D cursor orientation?

I am getting into some more serious hard surface modelling right now and came to think, that it would be a REALLY helpful to speed up things if there would be a specific feature, that I can’t seem to ...
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“Cursor To Selected” - Not centering correctly, What's going on?

I'm completely stumped over something so simple. I could work around it, but I want to know what's happening since it feels like a Blender bug. I have 4 verts selected, and I want to move the cursor ...
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Set origin to 3d cursor(3d cursor became the origin)

I was want to change the origin to where the cursor is, I did from Object>Set origin>Origin to 3D[enter image description cursor. But after that, The 3D became the origin and I can't change from ...
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Why the surface doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of Bézier curves?

The shoe created by Bézier curves, then surfaces were generated by Sverchok. So, in some parts the surface not corresponds to lines. The surfaces doesn't repeat perfectly the shape of lines. What the ...
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Relative distance 3d cursor on the right axis

I have a problem and i can't find a solution. I have a face on my object. I want to align a vertice so that vertice is on the same plane of the face. I created a Trasform Orentation on the face so ...
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How do I make the cursor reset to the middle of the object?

I have two objects that were mirrored using the mirror modifier. After I was complete with the object, I separated them to begin rigging. For some reason, the object that was separated still has its ...
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object and cursor moving in opposite directions

I am an absolute beginner with Blender. I have a weird problem for which I can't find a solution: when I grab, the object moves in the opposite direction with respect to the cursor. If I press the ...
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Snap selection to x-y component of 3D Cursor

just starting off with Blender, and wondering what the easiest way to snap a selection to part of the 3D cursors transform would be. (TLDR: question below last pic in bold) For example, if modelling ...
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How to centre align a circle to be above another circle in other layer?

I am trying to draw an eye in 2D animation. I am unable to align the centre of the pupil to the centre of the eyeball :-( Selection to cursor (Keep offset) is aligning the side of the pupil to the 3d ...
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My viewport movement is inverted and strange

I'm not sure what I did but when I rotate my view in the viewport, it's like it's inverted or rotating around another object offset from the one I've selected. Any ideas as to what I did to cause this?...
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Move object to 3D-Cursor but only on one axis

I often find myself in situations where I want to move an object to just one specific coordinate of the 3d-Cursor. Like in below example I want to move a wheel along the y-axis to the center given by ...
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Black Dotted line? [duplicate]

New to Blender what is this black dotted line indicating?. No other objects have it when i select them. I tried setting origin to 3d cursor but th eline is still there?.
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How do I disable cursor tool in 2.79? [duplicate]

How do I disable cursor tool in 2.79. I think I might have the wrong name but this is the only name I know of for the tool. I can't click on my model or move it, the only thing that moves is a circle ...
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Lock to cursor not working

I am having an issue with rotating objects to the 3D cursor. The lock to 3D cursor is selected, but when I set my 3D cursor on any object it seems as if the 3D cursor is snapped to an object but when ...
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I can't find 3D cursor Options

I am new to Blender an am following a course on LinkedInLearning 2.8. The tutorial mentions selecting the 3d cursor and then opening the Tools panel and choosing Options/ Align/ Geometry but in my ...
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How to get cursor position in 2.8

So I'm trying to convert the following script in 2.8 I have replaced scene with depsgraph. But I'm getting an erroneous on last line: Scene object has no attribute 'cursor.location' ...
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3D Cursor appears to be invisible while 2D animation mode / 2.82

I recently started using Blender for creating 2D animation scenes. Unluckily, I faced an issue of inability to track the 3D cursor as it is invisible. I was amused that still I felt free to set its ...
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Is there a method to align 3D cursor's axes with selected vertecies?

Is there an option to first line up an axis of the 3D cursor to be parallel to an imaginary line passing through two selected vertices, then without losing that relationship to line up a second 3D ...
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Toolbar “Option” sign [closed]

Basically I'm using blender 2.8 as my current animation software. I was watching a tutorial, but I noticed that the "option" sign in the toolbar is not showing. How can I fix this? Is there another ...
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Can't move objects, only 3d cursor?

When I use any command in object mode like, G or R, I cannot move the selected object, only this orange dot is moved. Not sure how I got here, but how can I get translation commands back to affecting ...
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Blender 2.82a sculpt brush cursor shape not fixed

I just updated to 2.82a and it looks like the sculpt brush cursor shape changes with the plane. How do I change this behaviour so the cursor stays in a fixed circle shape? See below.
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How Might I Go About Visually Reorienting a Tilted Object to Worldspace after Accidently Applying its Rotation?

I have an armature object in Object Mode which has accidentally been rotated a small degree without me knowing it, so that its base is no longer flush with the floor when it is in its T-pose. Somehow, ...
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Enable/disable 3D cursor tool properties from python

I'd like to enable Surface Project and set the orientation mode of the 3D Cursor from python, as if I did it from the header's tool settings. Note that I only want to change its settings, not move the ...
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left click select in edit mode just positions 3D-cursor

in Blender 2.82a I am facing an issue when trying to select with left click in edit mode. In object mode I can left click select. But in edit mode this action just positions the 3D cursor to mouse ...
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2.8 how to move 3d curser like a normal object?

i really like that for moving a object i just press G and then x to snap the movement to the X axisis. i use this feature all the time and would like to be able to simply move the 3d curser along an ...